|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 advanced beginning piano literature from a variety of cultures with increasing independence between hands, accurately, with good tone.
- read and transpose simple piano music at sight in a variety of keys.
- accompany melodies with primary and secondary chords in several major and minor keys in several different accompaniment styles.
- develop creativity by composing original melodies.
- recognize and define an increasingly large vocabulary of musical terms as they apply to piano music.
- demonstrate varied styles and forms of piano literature.
- develop a discerning ear and an efficient mode of practicing.
- demonstrate poise in performing for others.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Access to a piano for practice.
- Electronic Piano Laboratory plus acoustic pianos.
- Audio equipment including a record, cassette, and CD player.
- Staff-lined boards.
- Overhead projector and screen.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Technique skills
- Technical development exercises to increase facility and finger independence and for specific study of varied problems such as slurs, phrases, staccato and legato articulation,
- Harmonic progressions using primary and secondary chords.
- Major scales in two octaves, hands together.
- Harmonic minor scales in one octave, hands together.
- Reading skills
- Rhythmic exercises incorporating duplets and triplets, and asymmetrical combinations such as two-against-three. Also use of rhythms from "Latin" and "African" cultures.
- Use of syncopated rhythmic patterns.
- Increased use of leger lines.
- Ensemble literature.
- Harmonization of more complex melodic lines in various accompaniment patterns using primary and secondary chords and chords from related keys such as secondary dominants.
- Use of increasingly complex music terminology related to dynamics, tempo, and interpretation.
- Theory skills
- Harmonization of more complex melodic lines using tonic, subdominant, and dominant or dominant seventh chords and some secondary chords in major and minor keys.
- Analysis of compositions for form.
- Introduction of non major and minor scales, such as ecclesiastical and jazz modes.
- Repertoire Skills
- Predominant use of legitimate classical and popular piano literature (as distinguished from folk songs and transcriptions or arrangements).
- Performance Skills
- Practice methods, correct interpretation and style.
- Ensemble repertoire.
- Solo and ensemble performance in front of class of pieces which are memorized.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Performance of assigned technical exercises and repertoire with correct notes, rhythms, hand position, and good tone.
- Written quizzes to assess understanding of theoretical concepts and musical terminology.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Lindeman, Carolynn A. Piano Lab. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company. Most Recent Edition. |
Eckstein, Maxwell. Adult Piano. Carl Fischer Music. Most Recent Edition.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
|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 - No content|