Harmony at the Piano 3

Module code
M-JP-HAP3
Curricular domain
Theory Classes
Credits
4
Group size
4
Number of course weeks
30
Class duration
One 80-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
40 hours
Study load
72 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Harmony at the Piano Jazz & Pop 2.
Competencies
See Competency Matrix.
Aims
Students learn to use the piano as an aid in their study of the main subject, harmony, arranging/composing and accompaniment.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the main subject module.
Please note that this elective module is included in this module description only for practicality, as its contents are closely linked to the preceding module Harmony at the Piano 2.
Content
Students learn to play pieces in different ways, e.g., only harmony or harmony with melody, and to transpose melodies and progressions to different keys.
In addition, they will expand their jazz and pop repertoire in keeping with their individual musical preferences.
Finally, they may work on composition and/or arranging on the piano, taking a more flexible approach to the material, e.g., by adding intros, interludes, improvisation, grooves.
Students Composition for Film (&Theater) focus more on site reading scores and improvisation in classical harmony.
Mode(s) of instruction
Duo lessons and group lessons. The lessons are scheduled to facilitate 80-minute group lessons with four students.
Material
Handed out by the instructor (where applicable).
Student activity
n/a

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
At the end of both semesters an exam is taken during a group lesson and assessed by two instructors. Students give a solo performance and/or accompany a chosen duo partner. They are free in their partner choice; there is no requirement to play with the partner from the duo lessons. Prior to the exam, students inform their instructor of the pieces they wish to perform and ask for his approval. Students indicate the titles of the pieces, whether they will be played solo or with a partner, the different tempi, and the name of their musical partner.
Contents: Students play four pieces: For each exam, students are required to choose different pieces.
Duration (in minutes): the number of students in the group lesson multiplied by 15.
Criteria
Students have learned to:
Learn new piano pieces with relative ease.
Compose and arrange pieces on the piano (optional).
Provide basic, effective accompaniment in a duo setting.
Adopt a flexible approach to the material, e.g., by adding intros, interludes, improvisation, grooves.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if his final assessment constitutes a minimum grade of 5.5. The assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester.
Examination procedure
Forthcoming.
Resit options
see the OER (=Education and assessment regulations)

Module summary

Students learn to use the piano as an aid in their study of the main subject, harmony, arranging/composing and accompaniment.