INTERMEDIATE PIANO I
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Kinzer Class Meetings: M-W 2:00-2:50
Office: Wygal 227 (Studio 3) Location: Wygal 107
Course Description: Third-semester level keyboard skills for non-keyboard music majors including applications in theory, technique, sight-reading, repertoire, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, score reading and ensemble playing. 1 credit.
Required Text: Lancaster, E. L., and Kenon D. Renfrow. Alfred’s Group Piano for Adults, Book Two. Van Nuys. CA: Alfred Publishing, 1996.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course students will be expected to have achieved specific keyboard skills in the following areas:
1.) Scales - all major and minor scales, two octaves.
2.) Arpeggios - major and minor triads, dominant seventh and diminished seventh, two octaves.
3.) Chords - progressions using primary chords, secondary chords, secondary dominants, modulations to the dominant and relative minor.
4.) Technique - selected Hanon studies.
5.) Harmonization/Improvisation - examples using chords studied.
6.) Reading - solo; one and two-part instrumental scores with transposing instruments; two and three-part choral scores; instrumental and vocal accompaniments.
7.) Repertoire - appropriate level solo, duet, and ensemble literature.
Course Requirements: Four written Review Worksheets from text 5% of semester grade
Performance quizzes I, II 60%
Mini quizzes 10%
Final exam 25%
Students will be given specific assignments to practice outside of class, and are expected to do so on TRF on the pianos in the practice rooms.
Grading: 92-100 = A; 83-91 = B; 74-82 = C; 70-73 = D; below 70 = F.
The semester grade is based on completion of all coursework.
Attendance: Since this is a “hands-on” course, regular attendance is crucial.
4 absences lowers the semester grade by one letter grade.
8 absences lowers the semester grade by two letter grades.
No quiz may be rescheduled, therefore missing a quiz will result in a 0 for that grade. Mini, or “pop” quizzes, will not be made up. 5 points will be deducted for each day written work is turned in late.
Honor Code: Students are expected to live by the Longwood Honor Code. All work must be pledged.