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Keyboard Skills 4 (227-1-1)


Karen Chih-Pah Kan-Walsh
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Evanston, IL 60208
Office Hours: By appointment

Annie Chia-Chien Hsiao

Meeting Info

RCMA 4-138 Keyboard Lab: Mon, Wed 9:00AM - 9:50AM

Overview of class

The Levels 4, 5, 6 course sequence is required for but not limited to Music Education majors. Level 4 provides students of intermediate level with a range of keyboard skills emphasizing accompanying skills, interactive musicianship, and advanced keyboard theory. Other topics include secondary dominants, reducing techniques with regular or accompaniment sight reading, ensemble skills, two-handed accompaniments from existing harmonizations, and individual repertoire choices. The final accompaniment project provides students opportunities to work with another musician and share musical thoughts.

Class Materials (Required)

Keyboard Strategies Master Text 2 by Stecher, Horowitz, et al. (G. Schirmer, Inc) ISBN 9780793553112. Available at Beck's Books