Piano CFO 1

Module code
M-JP-PIACFO1
Curricular domain
Theory Classes
Credits
7
Group size
4
Number of course weeks
30
Class duration
One 80-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
40 hours
Study load
156 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to the main subject course.
Competencies
See Competencies Matrix.
Aims
Students learn to use the piano as an aid in their main subject study and theory modules (particularly harmony). In addition, they learn to play effective, basic accompaniments.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the music theory modules.
Content
Students learn to play progressions in a variety of styles and voicing techniques, in different keys and with steady rhythm at a low tempo.
Students learn to play pieces in different ways, e.g., only harmony or harmony with melody.
They study standards in the jazz and pop repertoire or in related styles. A methodologically structured reader containing lead sheets covering these styles is used. Each student must study the full range of styles offered.
Students Composition for Film (&Theater) focus more on site reading scores and improvisation in classical harmony.
Mode(s) of instruction
Virtual classroom video conference with audio where max four students in four different locations and one instructor in another location, communicate by seeing each other, talking and listening to each other equally. The Instructor has access to a whiteboard, application sharing, desktop sharing and document sharing and may hand this privileges to any participants of the conference.
Apart from the video conference a high quality stereo audio stream is open at the same time via source connect. That way students and instructor can listen to music from any source of the group and talk about it simultaneously. Individual lessons where deemed necessary by the instructor.
To support the lessons video tutorial about the core information of the topics might be provided.
Material
Reader, leadsheets.
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. In addition to their solo performance. 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, the different tempi.
Contents: students play three pieces. At the end of the fall semester, students play one piece with melody, one piece without melody and one exercise without rhythm. At the end of the spring semester, they play one piece with melody, one piece without melody, and three tetrad progressions in time.
Duration (in minutes): the number of students in the group lesson multiplied by 15.
Criteria
Students are able to play chord symbols in different ways, play simple cadences in different keys and play unprepared an accompaniment to a simple lead sheet using an appropriate rhythmic style and voicing.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if both assessments constitute a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
At the end of both semesters an exam is taken during a group lesson and assessed by two instructors. In addition to their solo performance. 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, the different tempi.
Contents: students play three pieces. At the end of the fall semester, students play one piece with melody, one piece without melody and one exercise without rhythm. At the end of the spring semester, they play one piece with melody, one piece without melody, and three tetrad progressions in time.
Duration (in minutes): the number of students in the group lesson multiplied by 15.
Resit options
see the OER (=Education and assessment regulations)

Module summary

Students learn to use the piano as an aid in their main subject study and theory (particularly harmony) classes. In addition, they learn to play effective, basic accompaniments.