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  • Sep 09, 2017
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Curriculum is presented as under the following nine headings:

Pulse. Rhythm. 

Melody. Technical. 

Expressive. Harmony. 

Textures and timbres. 

Structure. Stylistic

Each heading is subsequently broken down into sub-headings.

For example RHYTHM is further divided into simple time rhythm values; compound time rhythm values; triplets and duplets; dots and ties; and, time signatures



2) Rhythm values simple (Semiquavers, semiquaver and quaver patterns)

3) Rhythm values compound (Dotted crotchets , crochet and quaver ,compound rests)

4) Triplets and duplets (Triplet quavers) 5) dots and ties (dotted crotchets)

6) time signatures (6/8)


7)Pitch and Singing and internalizing (Harmonic and melodic minor scale, sight singing simple major melodies moving by step, internalizing simple major melodies moving by step)

8)Pitch notation (3 ledger lines above and below the staff ) 9) Intervals

10) Keys, key signatures (D/Bb major key signature , E/B/G minor key signature scales )

11) Scales (Hands separate and together 2 octaves ) D major Bb major E minor natural B minor natural G minor natural harmonic minor

12) Broken chords and arpeggios (melodic minors, chromatic scale starting on D,major arpeggios 1 octave up to 2 sharps and flats,Minor arpeggios 1 octave hands sep up to 2 sharps and flats,
contrary motion)


13) Posture and body awareness ( balanced and comfortable sitting position that ensures flexibility when playing hands together )

14) Fingering ( extended hand positions – no larger than one octave, connecting different hand positions by passing the thumb, appropriate fingering for scales, arpeggios and chords

15) Co-ordination( rhythmical playing when passing from hand to hand at a variety of tempi, playing with some independence of the hands, including different articulation between the hands)

16) Tone quality and sound production ( play with a clear, focussed sound using a larger range of dynamics)

17) Articulation ( two note slurs) 18) Keyboard geography EXPRESSIVE:

19) Dynamics ( sf, fp, portato) 20) Phrases

21) Tempo( metronome marks, andantino , lento, vivace) 22) Pedal

23) Ornaments


24)Triads (Triad vocab,Primary triads with inversions)

25) Chords (Chord symbols (C, G7 etc.)

26) Cadences (Finished/unfinished)

27) Chord progression (12 bar blues)

28)Accompaniment and keyboard (waltz [oom-cha-cha], broken chord harmony)


29) Textures

30) Timbre (Piano sounds and colours)


31) Phrases (Labeling same and different)

32) Devices (Repetition)

33) Structural (1st and 2nd time bars)


34) General (Terms and signs: dolce, poco a poco, cantabile, espressivo)

35) Baroque (Minue)

36) Classical

37) Romantic

38) C20th (12 bar blues)

39) C21st (New sounds , graphic notation)


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