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Class Piano II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1261
Credits
1.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
16
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Winter

Overview

Course Description
Continuation of keyboard study for further developing keyboard skills. The course includes more progressive technical material, chord progressions using basic diatonic chords in various keys, harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading and repertoire.
Course Content
  1. Scales: major, minor, modal; two octaves, hands separately.
  2. Triads and Inversions: major and minor; two octaves, solid and broken, hands separately.
  3. Dominant Sevenths and Inversions: one octave, solid and broken, hands separately.
  4. Diminished Sevenths and Inversions: one octave, solid and broken, hands separately.
  5. Arpeggios: major and minor:  root position, two octaves, hands separately.
  6. Chord Progressions:
    • Expansion of basic formulae incorporating secondary sevenths and secondary dominants.
      • II6/5-V7-I,
      • II6/5-I6/4-V7-I,
      • IV6/5/V-V7-I,
      • V6/5/V-I6/4-V7-I,
      • VII07/V-V7-I,
      • VII07/V-I6/4-V7-I,
      • IV7-V7-I,
      • VI7-V7-I.
    • Expanded chord progressions using mainly diatonic harmony.
      • i.e. I-IV-I-II6-I6/4-V7-I.
  7. Sight Reading: pentachord range in major and minor keys with limited range of hand positions, chords at random, hands separately.
  8. Transposition: as above in item 7.
  9. Harmonization: melodies with extended range; diatonic harmonies, secondary dominants, block style and keyboard style.
  10. Improvisation: continue a given melodic fragment in similar style.
  11. Repertoire: easy pieces from the standard repertoire:  Bach, Schumann, Bartok, etc.
Methods Of Instruction

The student will receive 3 hours of class instruction per week and will be required to practice two hours per week.

Means of Assessment

The grade will be calculated on the basis of progress made in the various aspects of the course:

  • 60% of the mark will be based upon regular evaluation (minimum 1 per week)
  • 15% of the mark will be allotted for a midterm examination
  • 25% of the mark will be allotted for a final in-class examination

Attendance

As this is a skill-oriented course, regular attendance is required in order to develop fluent keyboard skills. Therefore, 100% attendance is desired. The failure to attend regularly will result in reduction of a final grade as shown below:

  • 4 unexcused absences: minus 10%
  • 8 unexcused absences: minus 20%
  • over 12 unexcused absences: minus 30%
Learning Outcomes

The successful student will learn the fundamentals of keyboard sight reading, accompaniment, transposition, improvisation, keyboard harmony, technique and piano repertoire.

Textbook Materials

Frackenphol, Arthur. Harmonization at the Piano, 6th Edition Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1991

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1254 (1) 2004/09/01 to 2017/12/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) Any 2 of DOUG MUSC 1160 (1) or DOUG MUSC 1161 (1) or DOUG MUSC 1206 (2) or DOUG MUSC 1261 (1) or DOUG MUSC 2361 (1) or DOUG MUSC 2461 (1) = SFU CA 1XX (1) 2018/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) Any 2 of DOUG MUSC 1160 (1) or DOUG MUSC 1161 (1) or DOUG MUSC 1260 (1) or DOUG MUSC 1261 (1) or DOUG MUSC 2361 (1) or DOUG MUSC 2461 (1) = SFU CA 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to 2017/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MUSI 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2017/12/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2005/05/01 to 2017/12/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1161 (1) & DOUG MUSC 1261 (1) = UBCV MUSC 141 (2) 2004/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to 2017/12/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2017/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (0.5) 2004/09/01 to 2017/12/31

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.