MUS272
CLASS PIANO IV

Spring 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS!
There is no final exam in this class.

MAY 1 — Individual Project Presentations (in D206, so we can play a real piano)

APR 26 — Practice Day + Course Evaluations

APR 24 — EXAM 3 in D206
1. Play The Star-Spangled Banner (music delivered via email).
2. Play the chord progression 9-4 (pg. 117) in any major key.
3. Play score reading excerpt 9-43 (transposing instruments) or 9-45 (choral score).

12:00 Jacob Aguiar
12:07 Lucas Tarantino
12:14 Joe Smith
12:21 Stephanie Bramble
12:28 Scott Travers
12:35 David Pirri

12:42 Matt Paquette

>> APR 19
— Unit 10 (practice day)

APR 17
— Unit 10

APR 12 —
Unit 9

APR 10 — Quiz 4
1. Play 8-3 or 8-8 chord progressions in any major key.
2. Play 8-22, 8-23, or 8-24 in original key and given transposition.
3. Play harmonization 8-25, 8-26, 8-27, or 8-28 (original key or transposed as suggested).


APR 5
Unit 8

APR 3
Unit 8

MAR 29 — EXAM 2 in D206

1. Score Reading / Transposing Instrument exercises from Units 6–7 (pg. 85, 87, 102, 103)
2. Play the chord progressions in Unit 6 in any key (pg. 82–83)
3. Play a harmonization from Unit 7
(pg. 99–100)

12:00 Joe
12:07 Jacob
12:14 Stephanie
12:21 Matt
12:28 Scott
12:35 Lucas
12:42 Dave


MAR 27 — NO CLASS (PRACTICE DAY)

MAR 23 —
Unit 7

MAR 20 —
Unit 7

MAR 13–17 — SPRING BREAK

MAR 8 — Individual Project Check-ins — 
Unit 6

MAR 6 — QUIZ 3
— Unit 6
1. Play scale and arpeggio two octaves hands together, chosen from the following list:
major: C, G, D, A, E or harmonic minor: Cm, Gm, Dm, Am, Em
2. One of the harmonizations from chapter 5
3. Any triad in all inversions (LH / RH / both hands)

MAR 1 — Unit 5 (review)

FEB 27 — Unit 5 (review)

FEB 22 — EXAM 1 — in D206
1. Sightreading/Improvisation on given chord progession
2. I – IV6/4 – I – V6/5 – I in major and minor, hands together in given key
PLUS alternate voicing with tonic in soprano of RH, root in LH (like example 4-2) in major and minor in given key
3.
One of the harmonizations from chapters 1–4, as written and transposed (in key given after example)

12:00 Joe
12:07 Jacob
12:14 Dave
12:21 Scotty
12:28 Lucas
12:35 Matt
12:42 Stephanie

FEB 20 — NO CLASS

FEB 15
— Unit 4 (58–65)

FEB 13 QUIZ 2 — Two of the three following exercises:
1. Play one of the pieces on pg. 46–47
2. Play
one of the harmonizations on pg. 47–48, in original key and transposed
3. Play the Bb trumpet line of Aura Lee or Ubi Caritas et Amor score reading

Also, Unit 4 (pg. 52–57)

FEB 8
— Unit 3 (pg. 46–51) — Individual Piece proposals due (email PDF or bring me a copy)

FEB 6
— Unit 3 (pg. 41–45)

FEB 1
— Unit 2 (pg. 36–40) reminder: find individual project piece by 2/8

JAN 30 — QUIZ 1

1. Play triad sequence on pg. 10 hands together ( M + M m º ) with any root, hands together
and one of the following exercises:
2. Play one of the pieces on pg. 20–21
3. Play one of the harmonizations on pg. 21–22 and transpose it to key given

Also Unit 2 (pg. 26–35)

JAN 25
— Unit 1 (pg. 18–22)

JAN 23
— Introductions / Syllabus / Unit 1 (pg. 8–17)

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COURSE RESOURCES

•Textbook: E.L. Lancaster and Kenon D. Renfrow, Alfred's Group Piano for Adults Book 2, 2nd ed., Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 2008.
•Syllabus (PDF)

List of scales

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IMPORTANT DATES

• JAN 23 — Fall 2016 classes begin

• JAN 30 — QUIZ 1

• FEB 8 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE

• FEB 13 — QUIZ 2

• FEB 20 — NO CLASS

• FEB 22 — EXAM 1

• MAR 6 — QUIZ 3

• MAR 8 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT CHECK-IN

• MAR 13-15 — NO CLASS (SPRING BREAK)

• MAR 27 — NO CLASS

• MAR 29 — EXAM 2

• APR 10 — QUIZ 4

• APR 24 — EXAM 3

• MAY 1 — INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS + EXTRA CREDIT DUE

THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM FOR THIS CLASS.

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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