Piano repertoire: shorts

Course Dates: 17/01/20 - 14/02/20
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Chryssa Kasma

Boost your confidence, refresh your practice routine and explore new repertoire with these termly short classes. For pianists at Grade 8+ standard. You must prepare repertoire from the selection listed below.

Description

What is the course about?

These regular short classes focus on stylistic interpretation and performance of a specified period/genre. Emphasis will be placed on form (e.g. sonata form, variations) stylistic interpretation (e.g. ornamentation) and memorisation.
A regular practice routine is essential for progress at this level and you are requested to prepare a piece/movement from the repertoire theme to bring to the first session.

If you are new to City Lit piano classes, please take a moment to read our blog: Choosing a piano class at City lit which lists our full sequence of piano classes. You could also drop in to one of our advice sessions where we can hear you play and help you choose the right course.

What will we cover?

- Repertoire themes are fixed per term, students may choose their pieces from the selection listed above.
- Knowledge and awareness of repertoire including formal organisation and harmonic analysis (e.g. in a fugue, what is the countersubject and what key is it in? How does this help you memorise the movement)
- Further understanding of musical forms and structures
- Interpretive skills (e.g. ornamentation)
- Memorisation techniques
- Performing, masterclass-style in front of others.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Show an improved formal and stylistic awareness of the chosen repertoire
- Demonstrate developed fluency of rhythm/pulse co-ordination
- Demonstrate an improved tone quality
- Make independent decisions in regards to pedalling, ornaments and articulation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

- You will have a playing standard of grade 8+.
- You must select repertoire from the list above and prepare a piece/movement to play at the first session
- You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Each member will be individually coached in a workshop format.
- Class members are invited to participate through attentive listening, practical illustration and peer feedback.
- There will be opportunities to discuss form, harmonic analysis and stylistic points of both your own pieces and those of your fellow class members (score-follow).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Students should have access to a piano for practice between classes and budget approximately £15 per term for music. Scores may be purchased new or second-hand and/or borrowed from local libraries. Westminster Central Music Library (Victoria) and the Barbican Music Library have very comprehensive collections. Suitable scores may also be available from http://imslp.org/. Some scores are available to borrow from City Lit library, see the online catalogue https://heritage.citylit.ac.uk/heritage/.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may repeat Piano repertoire shorts for as long as you wish or when you are ready, progress to Piano repertoire (a term-long repeating format) or Piano: advanced workshop. Your tutor will advise you further.

If you are new to City Lit piano classes, please take a moment to read our blog: Choosing a piano class at City lit which lists our full sequence of piano classes. You could also drop in to one of our advice sessions where we can hear you play and help you choose the right course.

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Course Code: ME800B

Please choose a course date 

Fri, eve, 17 Jan - 14 Feb '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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