221 Functional Piano Skill
At the end of this class, students should be able to:
Play major and minor cadences using tonic, sub-dominant and dominant chords in all keys at a tempo of 80, one chord per beat.
Harmonize melodies using the assigned accompaniment patterns demonstrating an ability to use chords in root and inverted positions.
Melodies by Ear
Play common melodies by ear using assigned chordal accompaniments.
Improvise a melody with the right hand while playing the assigned chordal accompaniment with the left hand.
Major and Harmonic Minor Scales
Play the major and harmonic minor scales that begin on the white keys for one octave up and down the keyboard at a tempo of 100 – two notes per beat.
Be able to sight read given examples with a minimum of mistakes and hesitations.
Perform Assigned Repertoire
Perform assigned repertoire demonstrating an ability to play expressively while observing all terms and symbols, and fingering, at a tempo appropriate for the piece.
Accompaniment to Solos
Perform assigned accompaniments to solos demonstrating an ability to follow the performance of the soloist.