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Week 3 Keyboard Skills (Due Mon 10/15—Tues 10/16)

Scales:  

C minor, D minor. Ascend melodic minor, descend natural minor. Two octaves each direction. Use our fingering chart when in doubt!

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

I6    I64   IV6   V   I64

Keys: G major, B major, and D minor (in minor, play minor triads except V).

As before, learn to play these progressions smoothly, with one note in the bass and 3-4 in the right hand. Do not change the position of the right hand radically; rather shift the “inversion” of the right-hand triad so that voices maintain roughly the same register throughout the progression. (Note that “inversion” is quotes; the chord inversion is of course determined by the note you play with your left hand.)

Prepared Interpretation

Transpose Kostka & Payne Example 7-1, mm 1-4 into E-major. Write it clearly, and plan the fingerings of each chord. Choose two of the four voices to learn to sing while playing.

Reader Comments (1)

MUSC 30A
Scale Fingerings

Week 2
C 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

D 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 10:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeth Ratay

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