Applied Piano Syllabus

APPLIED PIANO

Instructor: Lauren Mechell

Office:  PAC 244

Office Phone: 457-5281

Credits: 2

Description:  Development of finger dexterity through specific scales and exercises, expansion of repertoire, increased awareness of piano composers and their works through listening assignments.

Half-hour lesson, one meeting a week, open to all students

Course Objectives:

      1. to develop keyboard technic and knowledge of keyboard skills and patterns which foster a practical understanding of music rudiments and hammony.

      2. to develop skill in reading music accurately and musically through exercises designed to build visual and aural familiarity with piano score idioms.

      3. to develop critical listening skills through specific listening assignments.

      4. to develop a repertoire utilizing music representative of various stylistic periods.

Repertoire Used:

HANON:   THE VIRTUOSO PIANIST, Book 1 (Nos.1-20),

       Library Volume 1071, "Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics"

CZERNY:   THE LITTLE PIANIST , Op. 823, Vol. 54,  "Schirmer's Library of Music                   

         Classics"

PISCHNA: THE LITTLE PISCHNA Forty-Eight Practice-Pieces (Schirmer)

BARTOK:   MIKROKOSMOS,  PIANO SOLO Vol. 1, "Boosey and Hawkes

SNELL: SCALE SKILLS: TECHNIC, SCALES, ARPEGGIOS, CHORDS, FINGER EXERCISES

BASTIEN: A LINE A DAY SIGHT READING (Level as assigned)

CLEMENTI,  KUHLAU:    SONATINAS

BACH: NOTEBOOK FOR ANNA MAGDALENA

FIRST LESSONS IN BACH Book One (Schirmer)

VOL 17:  EASY CLASSICS TO MODERNS (Music for Millions series)

Adult level I and II materials, David Carr Glover, Francis Clark, Faber-Faber, etc.

Czerny's Practical Method op. 599

Diabelli "Melodious Pieces"

Joyce Grill's "Songs from the Many Lands"

Bartok's Children's Folk Songs

Burgmuller's 25 Progressive Studies

Kabalevsky Op. 27

Bach Inventions

Beethoven Bagatelles

Debussy's Selected Easy Piano Pieces

Czerny School of Velocity Op. 299

Haydn Sonatas

Beethoven Sonata Op. 14 No. 2 in G

Debussy Preludes Suite from the Bergamasque

Schubert's Impromptus

Chopin Etudes Op. 10, Op. 25

Bach Prelude and Fugues

OTHER:  As assigned by instructor

Text:  Goulding, Phil G., Classical Music-Great Composers and Their Works, NY.: Fawcett Columbine, Ballantine Books, 1982

Activities:

Development of playing skills

Increase awareness of theory as it relates to music being studied

Heighten awareness of important composers and their works through

reading and listening assignments

Assignments:

A minimum of six hours practice each week (refer to page 23, Student handbook)

Daily practice of scales and technical exercises as assigned

Daily practice of repertoire as assigned

Completion of listening assignments

Reading text as assigned

Requirements:

A minimum of thirteen meetings per semester (refer to page 23, Student Handbook)

All applied students must attend the scheduled student Wednesday noon recitals. (Music Majors/Minors need to attend all forums, also.)

Music Majors/Minors must enroll in Concert Attendance Mus 001 and attend required weekend and evening concerts and recitals

Final performance- Jury

Evaluation:

The final grade given will include an evaluation of work completed, progress made during the semester,  and the grade given at the final jury. 

Attendance :  Students are expected to attend and be on time for all applied lessons.

The teacher is obligated to make up a lesson in two cases only: 

      1. The teacher misses a lesson for any unauthorized reason.

      2. The student gives notice 24 hours in advance with good reason (e.g., illness or death in the family.)

    (refer to page 23, Student Handbook).

 Unexcused absences from lessons will be reflected in the semester grade.

 

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