Class Piano

Class Piano 104 (4th Semester)


PLEASE NOTE:  This class is for Eastman students only.

TEXT: Keyboard Musicianship, Book 2, 10th edition, 2015:  Chapters 5—8
(Lyke, Caramia, Alexander, Haydon, and Chioldi)
Stipes Publishing Co.

OBJECTIVES: to develop further the techniques learned in PCL 103

1) Technique:

  • all black key minor scales (harmonic form), hands together at a steady tempo, 2 octaves
  • all corresponding minor triad arpeggios hands together at a steady tempo, 2 octaves
  • all corresponding dominant 7th arpeggios, hands together at a steady tempo, 2 octaves
  • all corresponding diminished 7th arpeggios, hands together at a steady tempo, 2 octaves

2) Repertoire:

  • solo, duet, literature at the mid to late intermediate level
    • Baroque (Chapter 5)
    • Classic (Chapter 6)
    • Romantic (Chapter 7)
    • Contemporary (Chapter 8)

3) Fundamental Skills:

  • modulation patterns to the dominant, and relative minor
  • more secondary dominant progressions
  • dim. chord study:
  • harmonization traditional and jazz
  • improvisation studies
  • sight reading and transposition
  • patriotic and Holiday Music

 Course Outline

Chapter 5 (6 classes)
Quiz on Chapter 5

Chapter 6 (5 classes)
Quiz on Chapter 6

Chapter 7 (6 classes)
Quiz on Chapter 7

Chapter 8 (5 classes)
Quiz on Chapter 8

 

Grades

Grades are based more on progress in class than on exam performance:

  • class work including preparation for classes, labs, and lessons
  • attendance—NO MORE THAN 2 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED.
  • quality and quantity of work covered
  • progress shown throughout the semester
  • students’ playing relative to the requirements of this level
  • 4 Chapter quizzes
  • tests at the discretion of the instructor
  • input from the instructor, including daily assessment, evaluation of performances, and other criteria as stated in individual policies
  • Class Piano Juries

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