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Piano III: Scales and Chords

Arizona State University via Kadenze

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Overview

This course presents five sessions in which the student continues to learn piano technique and repertoire through use of the C and G Major scales and primary chords. Each session contains a video lecture presented by the Instructor, piano practice assignments and graded assignments that include a quiz about music terms, theory and/or ear training, and a video assessment of the student playing selected piano technique and repertoire. The course also includes a graded assignment for two concert reviews, which can be completed at any time during the course. After the completing the five sessions, the student will complete a final exam by performing a memorized piece of music and a piece learned by ear (Instructor’s Choice) for an audience. The memorized piece will be the student’s choice from Sessions 4 or 5 in this course, and must be digitally recorded and uploaded as an additional video assessment. This course presents five sessions in which the student continues to learn piano technique and repertoire through use of primary chords and scales in C and G Major. Each session contains a video lecture presented by the Instructor, piano practice assignments, and graded assignments that include a quiz about music terms, theory and/or ear training, and a video submitted by the student of playing selected piano technique and repertoire. The course also includes a graded assignment for a concert review and report, which can be completed at any time during the course. After the competing the five sessions, the student will complete a final exam by performing a memorized piece of music for an audience. This piece will be the student’s choice from Sessions 4 or 5 in this course and must be digitally recorded and uploaded to YouTube with a link provided in the course website.

Syllabus

Session 1: The C Major Scale 
Play G and F Minor 5-finger patterns, arpeggios, and i–iv–i–V7-i chord progressions. Play the C Major scale up and down using proper fingering. Play the required repertoire with proper fingering, notes, rhythm and musicality. Define given music terms and demonstrate knowledge of the associated music theory.
Session 2: The G7 Chord 
Play C#, G#, and F# Minor 5-finger patterns and arpeggios. Play right-hand and left-hand G7 chords. Play a piece by ear using blocked and broken chords. Play the required repertoire with proper fingering, notes, rhythm and musicality. Define given music terms and demonstrate knowledge of the associated music theory.
Session 3: Primary Chords In C Major 
Review and play C Major I-IV-I-V7-I chord progression. Demonstrate knowledge of reading and playing accidentals. Demonstrate knowledge of reading and playing from a lead sheet. Play the required repertoire with proper fingering, notes, rhythm and musicality. Define given music terms and demonstrate knowledge of the associated music theory.
Session 4: The G Major Scale 
Play the G Major scale up and down using proper fingering. Play the required repertoire with proper fingering, notes, rhythm and musicality. Define given music terms and demonstrate knowledge of the associated music theory.
Session 5: Primary Chords In G Major 
Review and play G Major I-IV-I-V7-I chord progression. Play the required repertoire with proper fingering, notes, rhythm and musicality. Define given music terms and demonstrate knowledge of the associated music theory.

Taught by

Hannah Creviston

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