Piano CFO 1

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

Form / content / level

Admitted to the main subject course.
See Competencies Matrix.
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.
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 & Tools
Reader, leadsheets.
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. 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. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
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.