MUS172
CLASS PIANO II

Spring 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS!

MAY 5 from 8–11 am — FINAL EXAM in D206
1. Play America (My Country 'Tis of Thee) with pedal.
2. Play a harmonization from Unit 18 (9–33 through 36), in original key or transposed to given key.
3. Improvise over a given chord progression, drawn from I, IV, and V(7) chords in major or minor
(try with chord progressions on pg. 229 for practice).

8:24 Nathan Hanrahan
8:36 Brandon Harris
8:48 Ben LaValley
9:00 Molly Stevens
9:12 Jacob Silva
9:24 Jason Taylor
9:36 Tyler Nadeau
9:48 Jake Brunelle
10:00 Isaiah Brown
10:12 Jacob Aguiar
10:24 Kaimana Bessee
10:36 Ryan Peterson
10:48 Jon Howe

MAY 1 —
Practice Day

APR 26 — Individual Project Presentations (if needed) + Course Evaluations
+ Practice Day

APR 24 — Individual Project Presentations in D206
1. Jon Howe
2. Ben LaValley
3. Tyler Nadeau
4. Molly Stevens
5. Brandon Harris
6. Jake Silva
7. Jake Brunelle
8. Ryan Peterson
9. Isaiah Brown
10. Kai Bessee
11. Jay Taylor
12. Nathan Hanrahan
13. Jacob Aguiar


>>APR 19 —
Practice Day

APR 17 —
Unit 18

APR 12 — Quiz 4 —
Unit 18
1. Play triads of the key in B or F harmonic minor (i, iiº, III+, iv, V, VI, viiº).
2. Play one of the harmonizations on pages 226-228 (9-13 to 9–17).

APR 10 —
Unit 17

APR 5 — EXAM 2 in D206 (continued)
10:00 Jacob S.
10:07 Jake B.
10:14 Jon
10:21 Nate
10:28 Jay
10:35 Tyler
10:42 Brandon


APR 3 — EXAM 2 in D206
1. One minor scale and arpeggio, 2 octaves, hands together from Unit 15 (pg. 199–201)
2. Harmonization from Units 15–16 (pg. 203, 216–218)
3. Play i – iv6/4 – i – V6/5 – i with LH while improvising a melody in any key (pg. 210)

10:00 Jacob A.
10:07 Kai
10:14 Molly
10:21 Ben
10:28 Ryan
10:35 Isaiah


MAR 29 —
Unit 16

MAR 27 — NO CLASS
Unit 16

MAR 22
QUIZ 3 Unit 15
1. Play a minor scale from Unit 14 (tetrachords on pg. 186–189) and one from Unit 15 (2 octaves, pg. 199–201)

2. Play a piece of your choice from page 204-205.

MAR 20
— Unit 15

MAR 13–17 SPRING BREAK

MAR 8
— Unit 14 — Individual Project Checks

MAR 6 — Unit 14

MAR 1 — EXAM 1 (continued)
in D206

10:00 Jacob B.
10:07 Ben
10:14 Ryan
10:21 Molly
10:28 Kai
10:35 Isaiah

FEB 27 — EXAM 1
in D206
1. Sightreading
2. Harmonization from chapters 10–13
3. Play I – IV6/4 – I – V6/5 – I with LH while improvising a melody in any key.


10:00 Jacob A.
10:07 Jacob S.
10:14 Jon
10:21 Nate
10:28 Jay
10:35 Tyler
10:42 Brandon


FEB 22
— Unit 13

FEB 20NO CLASS

FEB 15 — QUIZ 2 — Complete the following exercises:
1. Play I – IV – I – V6/5 – I with LH alone and both hands where LH plays roots, RH chords
and one of the two following:
2. Play a "sightreading" tune from chapter 11 or 12
3. Play a harmonization from chapter 11 or 12


FEB 13
Unit 12

FEB 8
— Unit 12 — Individual Piece proposals due (email PDF or bring me a copy)

FEB 6 —
Unit 11 (pg. 154–157)

FEB 1 — QUIZ 1
— Complete two of the following exercises:
1. Play any triad in all inversions as block chords or arpeggiated, hands together
2. Play F, B, Gb, or Db major scales and arpeggios, 2 octaves, hands separately
3. Play one of the harmonizations on pg. 145


plus Unit 11 (pg. 148–153) reminder: find individual project piece by 2/8

JAN 30
Unit 10 (pg. 144 on)

JAN 25
— Unit 10 (pg. 141–143)

JAN 23 — Introductions / Syllabus / Unit 10 — triads and inversions (pg. 135–140)

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COURSE RESOURCES

•Textbook: E.L. Lancaster and Kenon D. Renfrow, Alfred's Group Piano for Adults Book 1, 2nd ed., Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.
•Syllabus (PDF)

List of scales
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IMPORTANT DATES

• JAN 23— Fall 2016 classes begin

• FEB 1 — QUIZ 1

• FEB 8 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE

• FEB 15 — QUIZ 2

• FEB 20 — NO CLASS

• FEB 27 + MAR 1 — EXAM 1

• MAR 8 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT CHECK-IN

• MAR 13-15 — NO CLASS (SPRING BREAK)

• MAR 22 — QUIZ 3

• MAR 27 — NO CLASS

• APR 3 + 5 — EXAM 2

• APR 12 — QUIZ 4

• APR 24 + 26 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

• FINAL EXAM: FRIDAY, MAY 5, 8–11 am (D206)

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PRACTICING HINTS AND ADVICE

Advice to a College Music Student
NPR: 10 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice
How Many Hours A Day Should You Practice?
Is Slow Practice Really Necessary?

Mary Prescott's extremely helpful Practice Tips & Guidelines
NPR: The Young Person's Guide to Making Music

NPR: Getting Kids to Practice Music Without Tears or Tantrums