SENIOR SCHOOL MUSIC COURSE OVERVIEW

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1 SENIOR SCHOOL MUSIC COURSE OVERVIEW Title: Keyboard Lab I Prerequisite (s): Music in Society 2 credit (s) 60 hour (s) S2 - S4 level (s) Course Code: required or elective Course Description This course is for both beginners and those wishing to renew their acquaintance with the piano. Emphasis is on fundamentals: reading music, posture, hand position, fingering, rhythm, chord structure and progressions, improvisation, and performance. Students will develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the basic elements of music through piano playing. This course is a foundation for further study of the piano and its literature. The requirements for this course are as follows: Course Requirements Performance Assessments: Students will play: - four major scales - two minor scales - arpeggios in the same keys class participation performance from workbook or selected songs aural test for chord structures ABRSM grade 1/2 60% Product Assessments: - transcription of chord progressions - create lead sheets for an accompaniment demonstrating different styles - create accompaniments demonstrating different styles using various rhythms, temp and dynamics 20% Written Assessments: tests and quizzes on: - scales - key signatures - notes - harmonic structure - chord identification - musical elements and devices 20% Total 100% Ministry of Education 2008 Page 1

2 Course Resources Hanson, C. L. Schirmer s Library of Musical Classics: The Virtuoso Pianist. Wisconsin: Alfred. Course Outline Module Title # Single Periods Module Title # Single Periods A. Proficiency major, minor scales and arpeggios - sight reading - ear training - improvisation - warm-up - fundamental skills B. Arranging form analysis - harmonic analysis - transposition C. Accompaniment period works - stylistic interpretation - chord chart Subtotal Optional double periods.7 Total double periods Ministry of Education 2008 Page 2

3 MUSIC Course Title: KEYBOARD LAB I Sequence Reference: -A Module Title: Proficiency Senior School Level Number of Periods: 13 single periods Subgoal Emphasis: Technique and Skill 3.3, 3.5 Creativity, Composition and Performance 4.3 Aesthetic Judgment Curriculum Objectives: At the end of this module, students will: play selected major/minors scales play selected major/minor triads play simple two bar right hand melodies accurately play back on the keyboard a simple phrase played by the instructor Performance Assessments: - keyboard proficiency - aural test of intervals, scales ABRSM grade 1 level Product Assessments: Written Assessments: - tests and quizzes on: - scales, key signatures and note values Prerequisite Skill Areas Instrumental Music Music Theory Content Focus Content Detail: S1 S2 S3 S4 scales, fingering charts and key signatures triads in the keys of C, F, D and G major (ABRSM grade 1 requirements) triads in the keys of A, D, minor arpeggios in respective keys rhythms of whole, half, quarter and eighth notes notes of a major scale Module Evaluation: Special Resources (materials, equipment & community involvement): (if any): completion of S1 Music in Society method books lined music exercise books scores and octavos CD player/tape player staff binder paper overhead projector lined white/black board Ministry of Education 2008 Page 3

4 GLOSSARY: refer to text REFERENCES - TEACHER: REFERENCES - STUDENT: Hanson, C. L. Schirmer s Library of Musical Classics: The Virtuoso Pianist. Wisconsin: Ministry of Education 2008 Page 4

5 MUSIC Course Title: KEYBOARD LAB I Sequence Reference: -B Module Title: Arranging Senior School Level Number of Periods: 13 single periods Subgoal Emphasis: Technique and skill 3.1, 3.4 Creativity, Composition and Performance 4.3 Aesthetic Judgment Curriculum Objectives: At the end of this module, students will: create accompaniments using diatonic triads list the functions of the tonic, subdominant and dominant harmonic regions identify simple song forms give a harmonic analysis of a piece of music accurately transcribe a simple chord progression create an arrangement from a lead sheet Performance Assessments: - keyboard proficiency to perform arrangements - aural test for chord structures ABRSM grade 1 level Product Assessments: - arrangement from a lead sheet - transcription of simple chord progression Written Assessments: - tests and quizzes on: - analysis of chords in music, chord identification Prerequisite Skill Areas Music Theory S1 S2 S3 S4 Content Focus Content Detail: function of chords in music tonic, subdominant and dominant structures in music binary and ternary forms simple harmonic analysis of chords by harmonic region and major or minor chord quality aural identification of chords by harmonic region, major or minor chord quality arranging tools and techniques Module Evaluation: Special Resources (materials, equipment & community involvement): (if any): completion of S1 Music in Society method books lined music exercise books scores and octavos CD player/ tape player staff binder paper overhead projector lined white/black board Ministry of Education 2008 Page 5

6 GLOSSARY: tonic subdominant dominant structure binary and ternary forms harmonic region REFERENCES - TEACHER: REFERENCES - STUDENT: Ministry of Education 2008 Page 6

7 MUSIC Course Title: KEYBOARD LAB I Sequence Reference: -C Module Title: Accompaniment Senior School Level Number of Periods: 12 single periods Subgoal Emphasis: Technique and skill 2.2 History and Culture 3.1, 3.2, 3.5 Creativity, Composition and Performance 4.3 Aesthetic Judgment Curriculum Objectives: At the end of this module, students will: create accompaniments displaying different styles using various rhythms, temp and dynamics play any chord from a list of major and minor chords play an accompaniment using a chord lead sheet play an accompaniment in a different key using a chord lead sheet play four songs representative of different musical periods from memory Performance Assessments: - keyboard proficiency - play scales to play accompaniment lead sheets Music Theory S1 S2 S3 S4 Content Focus Content Detail: stylistic and interpretive devices in order create different accompaniment styles IV V ii vi and I chords in the keys of C, F, D and G major sheets and chord charts transposition of lead sheets period works Module Evaluation: Product Assessments: - lead sheets of accompaniment created showing different styles - create accompaniments displaying different styles using various rhythms, temp and dynamics Written Assessments: - tests and quizzes on - chords, transposition and period musical elements and devices Prerequisite Skill Areas Special Resources (materials, equipment & community involvement): (if any): completion of S1 Music in Society method books lined music exercise books scores and octavos CD player/ tape player staff binder paper overhead projector lined white/black board Ministry of Education 2008 Page 7

8 GLOSSARY: IV, V, II, I chords lead sheets, chord charts transposition period musical elements REFERENCES - TEACHER: REFERENCES - STUDENT: Ministry of Education 2008 Page 8