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Topics
Music Theory, Piano, Notation, Sight-reading, Technique
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Piano III: Scales and Chords

Piano III: Scales and Chords
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Go at your own pace
5 Sessions / 10 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English
Topics
Music Theory, Piano, Notation, Sight-reading, Technique
Course Description

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.

schedule

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Session 1: The C Major Scale (September 22, 2018)
Synopsis Needed
5 lessons
1. Intro
2. G Minor and F Minor Technique Exercises
3. The C Major Scale
4. Vive La France
5. Conclusion
Session 2: The G7 Chord (September 29, 2018)
Synopsis Needed
6 lessons
1. Intro
2. C#, G# and F# Minor Technique Exercises
3. G7 Chord
4. Trumpet Voluntary
5. Ice Skaters
6. Conclusion
Session 3: Primary Chords In C Major (October 6, 2018)
Primary chords, accidentals, syncopation, lead sheets
5 lessons
1. Intro
2. Rise and Shine
3. The Entertainer
4. Home On The Range
5. Conclusion
Session 4: The G Major Scale (October 13, 2018)
The G Major scale and Minuet in G
4 lessons
1. Intro
2. G Major Scale
3. Minuet In G
4. Conclusion
Session 5: Primary Chords In G Major (October 20, 2018)
G Major primary chords, improvisation, and tips for performance
5 lessons
1. Intro
2. Music Box Etude
3. French Dance
4. For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
5. Conclusion
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Materials:
    • Adult Piano Adventures: All-in-one Lesson Book 1 (2016), Faber, Nancy and Randall. ISBN: 978-1-61677-302-1
    • Acoustic Piano or 88-Key Electric Piano (Weighted Key recommended)
    • Video Recorder
    • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

If a student signs up for the Beginning Class Piano program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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