House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSP-1210-04 (Appl Commercial Music- Piano)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSP-1210-04 (Appl Commercial Music- Piano)
|Instructor||Vercher, Bryan Heath|
|Course ID #||10460|
|Course Title||Appl Commercial Music- Piano|
|Course Description||Development of keyboard skills for piano music majors. Includes selected chord progressions and scales, modal harmony, and extensive use of the ii-V7-I progression with appropriate keyboard voicing.|
|Required Textbooks||All materials supplied by instructor.|
|Learning Objectives||Demonstrate proficiency in commercial music repertoire and technique; develop a professional, disciplined approach to performance skills; and present a juried performance for faculty.|
Students will learn and interpret music in a selected number of styles including pop, jazz, R&B, country, and rock.
Chords: Triads, 7th chords, extended chords and alternate voicings
Rhythmic Patterns/Licks/Riffs: Pattern playing and styles from blues, pop, rock, and jazz keyboard
Scales: Blues scales and their use in jazz, country, R&B, and rock
Modes: Dorian and Mixolydian modes and their use in jazz
Improvisation: Improvisation over blues forms and selected solos in the popular song repertoire
Repertoire: Students will learn to read rhythm and lead charts for a variety of popular songs.
|Discussion Topics||See Learning Objectives|
|Attendance Policy||Attendance Policy: The department attendance policy is as follows. You are allowed one unexcused absence over the course of the semester. Every absence beyond the first will result in a 5% deduction from your attendance grade. Three instances of being late to class will count in one unexcused absence. You begin the semester with a 100% attendance grade.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading Policy: Grading policy is as follows:
Attendance – 25%
Repertoire, Rhythm Patterns, Scales, Modes, Improvisation – 25%
Midterm – 25% - The midterm will be a performance piece played for the instructor.You will be required to accurately interpret rhythms, construct an improvised solo, and ‘comp’ in the style of your selected piece.
Final Project – 25% The midterm will be a performance piece played for the instructor. You will be required to accurately interpret rhythms, construct an improvised solo, and ‘comp’ in the style of your selected piece.
Quizzes or tests missed may only be made up at the discretion of the instructor.
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM|
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