All students that submit a recording will receive 5 performance points per piece and feedback on each piece/performance. Each week, the best recorded performances will receive 15 performance points and will be loaded on the website for everyone to watch. Students may submit a maximum of one piece from each grade/book per week.
Sophie made a very polished performance of five, fifth grade pieces for her AMEB repertoire exam later this term. Sophie plays with a very clear tone, accurate pitch, lovely technique and great contrasting dynamics. This is a great recording to demonstrate to all students the level of perfection to strive towards.
Well done to Mia Chen from prep who made a recording of the second grade piece 'Spanish Serenade'. Mia performed with excellent parallel bowing, great retakes and pitch. Well done Mia!
Logan made an excellent performance of the piece 'When the saints'. Logan maintained his bow parallel to the bridge and played with a clear tone and precise pitch. Great job Logan.
I was very impressed with the polished recording Claire made of 'Gypsy Dance'. Claire has a great bow hold and parallel bowing motion. Areas of focus for Claire are the shape of her left hand and playing her fingers round and on the tips and the pitch of her low second fingers on the D string. Overall a great example how to make a excellent recorded performance.
Roy performed 'Patrick's Reel' with flawless pitch and precise parallel bowing. An area of focus for Roy is utilising his fingers that he has already placed down to minimise the amount of strings crossings he needs to make. Well done Roy!
Well done to Jeremy who performed 'click got the shears'. Jeremy has excellent parallel bowing and plays with a very clear tone. An area of focus for Jeremy will be adjusting the pitch of his third fingers. Grea job Jeremy!
Well done to Emily who made a great recording of the piece 'Menuet II'. Emily convey contrasting dynamics in her playing by varying her bow use. An area of focus for Emily in the future will be to train her arm to bow from her elbow as opposed to her shoulder. Great job Emily!
Hailey made a very polished performance of the second grade piece 'Blue Notoriety'. See if you can notice how Hailey corrects her parallel bowing before starting. Hailey performance showcases precise pitch and contrasting dynamics.
We were very impressed with the recording Charlotte made this week of the fourth grade piece 'Furchte dich nicht'. This piece has very difficult rhythm and shifting but Charlotte made it look easy. Well done Charlotte!
Sophie made a confident recording of the fifth grade unaccompanied piece 'Andante Expressivo' this week. Notice Sophie's vibrato and how she joins the vibrato wave between notes. This performance is an excellent of example of how to perform with a clear and confident tone.
Aidan recorded a great performance of the fifth grade piece 'Adagio and Allegro' this week. Aidan's use of dynamics is a good example of how to utilise your bow in order to convey clear crescendos and decrescendos. Great job Aidan!
Alyssa made a great recording of the preliminary grade piece 'Minuet' this week. Alyssa's performance is a great example how to convey contrasting dynamics. Alyssa varied her bow pressure and bow use to allow us to hear all her intended crescendos and decrescendos. Well done Alyssa!
Lachlan made an excellent recording of the second grade piece 'Snap, crackle and pop'. Lachlan introduced himself well, positioned himself correctly in front of the camera and performed with precise rhythm, technique/clear sound. Lachlan's area of focus in this piece is to add in more contrasting dynamics. Overall a great example of how to produce a very polished performance.
Well done to Abigail who made a polished recording of the fifth grade piece 'Allegro Giocoso'. Abigail's performance is a an excellent example of how to introduce and position yourself in front of the camera. Abigail's strengths in this performance were her rhythm technique throughout the the piece. Areas of focus for Abigail will be conveying more contrasting dynamics and her pitch in sections when shifting quickly up into higher finger positions. Overall a great performance Abigail!