MUS 111 Keyboard Musicianship MUS 111 ScheduleMUS 111 SyllabusWilliam Wieland

Throughout the semester, I assign piano playing to reinforce music theory concepts. On Fridays I demonstrate the following week's assignment. On Mondays, I quickly check that everyone understands the assignment and can play some of it. In some cases we choose more challenging material. This is easiest and fastest to do in person, but you may also either schedule a Zoom meeting with me or submit a video before 5:00 pm on Friday. Finally, I evaluate your playing twice each semester, i.e. the MIDTERM and the FINAL.

Week 1 — Score Reading (3 staves): Learn either Jesu! Rex Admirabilis or Jesu, Salvator mundi. (Pianists learn O bone Jesu.)

Week 3 — Six-Four Chords: Learn the names of and be prepared to perform the cadential six-four, pedal six-four, arpeggiated six-four, and passing six-four in at least one key.

Week 4 — New Student Choice

Week 5 — New Student Choice (Not too hard — You have little time to prepare.)

Weeks 7 & 8 — MIDTERM: Please perform what you can as soon as possible. You have 2 weeks to improve your Keyboard Musicianship midterm grade. (You may perform any item for me once a day.) The midterm can be performed for me in person or over Zoom.


Week 10 — Sing and Play: Sing a familiar song while playing chords with your right hand and a bass line with your left hand.

Week 11 — C Clefs: Prepare a piece from Music that includes C clefsbut not the tune that you played last semester.

Week 12 — New Student Choice

Week 14 — New Student Choice (Not too hard — You have little time to prepare.)

Weeks 15 & 16 — FINAL: You may perform any portion of your Keyboard Musicianship final for me any time before 5:00 pm on the last day of class.


GRADES:
 ⅓ Monday Quick Checks  — You score 100 points every
   week that you complete the quick check on time. After
   Friday at 5:00 pm, I deduct 2 points per day.
 ⅓ Midterm
 ⅓ Final

Each midterm and final item will be graded from 0–100 using the following rubric:
 100 points — substantially exceeded expectations 
 85 points — good performance
 70 points — satisfactory performance
 50 points — struggled, but managed to play
 0 points — utterly failed to perform