|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Upon completion, a successful student will be able to play advanced beginning piano literature from a variety of cultures with increasing independence between hands, accurately, with good tone.
- Upon completion, a successful student will be able to accompany melodies with primary and secondary chords in several major and minor keys in several different accompaniment styles.
|Description - |
|Continuation of MUS 12B with greater emphasis on building a repertoire, varied styles of performance, and ensemble playing.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Play varied piano literature with increasing accuracy and artistry.
- Play in all major and minor keys.
- Demonstrate technical skills and facility on piano at advance level.
- Understand the stylistic and formal aspects of varied piano literature.
- Apply techniques of efficient practicing.
- Understand intermediate music theory.
- Demonstrate poise in performance.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Access to a piano for practice.
- Electronic Piano Laboratory plus acoustic pianos.
- Staff-lined boards.
- Computers with internet access.
- Audio equipment including a record, cassette, and CD player.
- Overhead projector and screen.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Technique skills
- Minor scales (all three forms) in three octaves, ascending and descending, hands together
- Chromatic scale, two octaves, hands together
- Introduction to arpeggios
- Octave jumps
- Reading skills
- Rhythmic exercises emphasizing dotted rhythms
- Use of syncopated rhythmic patterns
- Increased use of leger lines
- Ensemble literature
- Use of increasingly complex music terminology related to dynamics, tempo, and interpretation
- Repertoire Skills
- Greater fluency in all major and minor keys
- Mastery of appropriate works from the classical literature
- Performance Skills
- Practice methods, correct interpretation and style
- Ensemble repertoire
- Confidence in executing large jumps from one area of keyboard to another
- Piano Recital at the end of the quarter
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Performance of assigned scales and repertoire with correct notes, rhythms, hand position, phrasing, pedaling, and articulation.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick Lethco, The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences, Alfred Music, 1994. |
Music textbooks vary by level of student. Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it still remains a seminal text in this area of study.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentations and instructor demonstrations.
- Individual and class performance of repertoire.
- Individual coaching in areas of technique, theory, and interpretation.
- Summative performance as demonstrated mastery of selected piano literature.
|Lab Content - |
|Supervised practice of skills related to technique, reading, theory, repertoire, and performance identified in Expanded Course Description. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Weekly textbook reading assignments.
- Practice and rehearsal of selected repertoire.
- Review of handouts.
- Written exercises in music fundamentals and theory.