Course Chair: John Dandan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Requirement: Keyboard or Piano
Day and Time: Mondays, 4:00 - 4:55, Wednesday 4:00 - 4:55, and 5:00 - 5:55
A keyboard program for non-piano principals designed to give students skills in note reading, chord voicings, rhythmic interpretation, technique, and other instrumental skills. Using video clips, recorded play-alongs, chord-study exercises, weekly recorded assignments, and feedback from the teacher, students will be able to play simple accompaniments, read notes on the grand staff, realize a lead sheet, apply simple voice-leading techniques, and develop hand independence and a familiarity with different styles. Students will acquire the ability to use the keyboard as a resource in learning harmony, ear training, arranging, and technology applications such as notation and sequencing.
Students will be assigned to a class based on musical experience