House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSP-2103-01 (Commercial Music-Piano)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSP-2103-01 (Commercial Music-Piano)
|Instructor||Vercher, Bryan Heath|
|Course ID #||10401|
|Course Title||Commercial Music-Piano|
|Course Description||Course Description: Development of keyboard skills for commercial music majors. Includes selected chord progressions and scales, modal harmony, and extensive use of the ii-V7-I progression with appropriate keyboard voicing.|
|Course Prerequisites||Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 & MUSI 1182|
|Required Textbooks||Required Text: The Pop Piano Book (chapters 3-10). Harrison, Mark. Provided by Instructor.|
Demonstrate performance of ii-V7-I progressions in all major keys, harmonic minor, and melodic minor; and demonstrate performance of selected harmonic progressions with appropriate chord voicings.
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.
|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 class.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 class.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 - 1:00 PM|
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