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Week 1 & 2 Keyboard Skills (*two* Monday-Tuesday deadlines)

Due Monday/Tuesday, Oct 1-2

Prepared Interpretation:

Learn example 5-8 (Kostka & Payne p 78), playing all four voices at the keyboard while singing one voice. (Choose the one most comfortable for your voice range.) 

Due Monday/Tuesday, Oct 8-9

Scales:  

B minor, G minor. Ascend melodic minor, descend natural minor. Two octaves each direction.

Pace = no lower than q = 52 (with each note a quarter). Pick any tempo you like above that — pianists consider hallenging yourselves to play smoothly at 100-110. However, the exercise earns no credit if more than one error is made, or any pause is introduced in your rhythm.

Chord Progression:

I    I6   IV   V   I

Keys: G major, F major, and A minor (in minor, play: i i6 iv V i). Learn to play this progression smoothly, with one note in the bass and 3 in the right hand. Avoid changing the position of the right hand radically. Instead, shift the “inversion” of the right-hand triad so that voices maintain roughly the same register throughout the progression. Explore different ways of accomplishing this. (Note that “inversion” is quotes; the chord inversion is of course determined by the note you play with your left hand.)

Reader Comments (1)

MUSC 30A
Scale Fingerings

Week 1
B minor (melodic ascending, natural descending), parallel motion, 2 8ves

RH (ascending)
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5

LH (ascending)
4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1

RH (descending)
5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

LH (descending)
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

G minor (melodic ascending, natural descending), parallel motion, 2 8ves
RH (ascending)
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5

LH (ascending)
5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

RH (descending)
5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

LH (descending)
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5

Oct 5, 2010 at 9:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeth Ratay

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