Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 2 COMING SOON

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Basics Review

  • Keys G and F
  • Chromatic Exercise
  • Primary Chords

Lesson 2: Triplets

  • Triplets
  • Diatonic Triads
  • Improvisation

Lesson 3: Technique

  • 1st and 2nd endings
  • Syncopation
  • Technique exercises

Lesson 4: Chords and Pedals

  • History Lesson
  • Key of D
  • Primary chords
  • D Major scale
  • Damper pedal

Lesson 5: Blues

  • I-IV-V Chords
  • Blues scales
  • Blues accompaniment
  • Improvisation

Lesson 6: Advanced Rhythms

  • History Lesson
  • Key of Bb and Bb Major Scale
  • Primary Chords
  • 16th notes

Lesson 7: More chords!

  • Major 7th chords
  • Minor 7th chords
  • Dominant 7th chords
  • Close and Open position
  • Introduction to leadsheets

Lesson 8: Classical

  • Key of A
  • Chord inversions
  • Classical exercises

Lesson 9: Styles and Grooves

  • Leadsheets continued
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Blues
  • Funky

Lesson 10: Key of Eb

  • Eb primary chords and 7th chords
  • Eb scales
  • Classical piece in Eb
  • Simple 9th chords

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Piano or Keyboard
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Keyboard

  • Piano history
  • Types of pianos
  • Setting up to play
  • Sounding notes on the keyboard
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Time signatures

Lesson 2: Reading Notation

  • Pitch notation and the grand staff
  • C-position
  • Right hand exercises
  • Left hand exercises
  • Both hands together
  • Improvisation introduction

Lesson 3: Hands Together

  • Piano history
  • Middle C position
  • Combining C and middle C positions
  • Eighth notes

Lesson 4: Moving Hands

  • Low G-position
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo indication
  • Composition
  • Dotted rhythms
  • 3/4 time

Lesson 5: Open and Close Hand Position

  • Piano history
  • Reading pitch notation efficiently
  • Identifying random notes quickly
  • Articulation

Lesson 6: Intervals and Range Expansion

  • Melodic intervals
  • Harmonic intervals
  • Crossing over to expand range

Lesson 7: The Dotted Quarter Note

  • Piano history
  • Dotted quarter notes
  • Expanded intervals
  • More dynamics
  • Improvisation

Lesson 8: Accidentals

  • Accidentals
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 9: Major Scales and Key Signatures

  • Stepwise motion
  • Scales and key signatures
  • Scale practice

Lesson 10: Primary Chords and Triad Construction

  • Triad formation
  • Primary chords in F
  • Primary chords in G
  • Composition
  • Performance review
  • Final exam preparation

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Piano or Keyboard in playable condition
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Contemporary Keyboarding: Basics 1—UC Approved

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Keyboard

  • Piano history
  • Types of pianos
  • Setting up to play
  • Sounding notes on the keyboard
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Time signatures

Lesson 2: Reading Notation

  • Pitch notation and the grand staff
  • C-position
  • Right hand exercises
  • Left hand exercises
  • Both hands together
  • Improvisation introduction

Lesson 3: Hands Together

  • Piano history
  • Middle C position
  • Combining C and middle C positions
  • Eighth notes

Lesson 4: Moving Hands

  • Low G-position
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo indication
  • Composition
  • Dotted rhythms
  • 3/4 time

Lesson 5: Open and Close Hand Position

  • Piano history
  • Reading pitch notation efficiently
  • Identifying random notes quickly
  • Articulation

Lesson 6: Intervals and Range Expansion

  • Melodic intervals
  • Harmonic intervals
  • Crossing over to expand range

Lesson 7: The Dotted Quarter Note

  • Piano history
  • Dotted quarter notes
  • Expanded intervals
  • More dynamics
  • Improvisation

Lesson 8: Accidentals

  • Accidentals
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 9: Major Scales and Key Signatures

  • Stepwise motion
  • Scales and key signatures
  • Scale practice

Lesson 10: Primary Chords and Triad Construction

  • Triad formation
  • Primary chords in F
  • Primary chords in G
  • Composition
  • Performance review
  • Final exam preparation

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Piano or Keyboard in playable condition
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

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