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Arizona State University

Beginning Class Piano

Arizona State University via Kadenze Program

Overview

  • Learn and perform beginning level repertoire, demonstrating understanding of proper hand position and fingering, articulations, dynamics, phrasing and pedaling.
  • Perform piano technique exercises, including major and minor 5-finger patterns, selected major scales, hand-over-hand major and minor arpeggios and I-IV-I-V7-I chord progression in selected major keys.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic music theory and music-reading skills through sight-reading, transposition, improvisation and harmonization.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Piano I: Introduction to the Piano & Staff
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This course presents five sessions in which the student is introduced to playing the piano and reading music. 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 2: Piano II: Focus on Reading
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This course presents six sessions in which the student continues to expand their knowledge of piano technique, repertoire and musical concepts, including eighth notes, treble C pentascale, G pentascales, sharps and flats and intervals of 4ths, 5ths and 6ths. 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…



Course 3: Piano III: Scales and Chords
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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…



Taught by

Harmony Jiroudek, Hannah Creviston, Allison Hall, Josh Sipahigil, Chuck Davenport, Astrid Morales and Yoojin Oh

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