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A ee Keyboard Study Volume Four A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMED KEYBOARD METHOD IN FOUR VOLUMES James Progris Foreword ‘The Berklee Keyboard Program provides controlled, progressive instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique. All musical examples are original. They have been composed to achieve specific goals: 1, the ability to read at sight 2, the development of technical facility 3. an awareness of musical structure 4. a knowledge of the principles of harmonic motion, effective chord voicing, and patterns of contemporary chord progression. ‘The Music Education Supplement, available with each book of this series, Pere San SST nsposition, accompaniment technique, the reading of open score, and the mastery of standard public school repertory. ‘The harmonic materials of the Music Education Supplement are in accordance with the predominately adie FSS tea be roque and Early Classical styles. The following classifications are used to control the sight-reading materials in Book I of this Program: GROUP I MATERIALS GROUP I MATERIALS 1, Time Signatures inf only 1, Time signatures in a h R 2, No key signatures ~ all 2, Key signatures used accidentals interpolated 3. Varied metronome setting as 3. No change in metronome setting sight-reading stimulus 4, Emphasis on variations of 4, No variations used original example 5. All examples concentrate on 5. Combined keyboard areas one keyboard area are used Table of Contents Page LESSONI.....-- Technical studies: hand expansion (RH ascending); whole- step scale exercises (LH descending); chromatic octave studies (RH ascending); arpeggio studies (LH) and chro- matic scales (RH ascending); preparatory scale exercises, G flat major. Reading material: chromatic scale and alteration studies; idiomatic keyboard patterns; time signa- ture studies; chorale studies. Modern chord studies: basic Blues progression; Latin rhythms (Beguine, Mambo); stage band score reading exercises and jazz improvisa~ tions. LESSONS Ie st ee ers - Technical studies: hand expansion (LH descending); whole- step scale exercises (RH ascending); chromatic octave studles (LH ascending); arpeggio studies (RH) and chro- matic scales (LH descending); scale study in G flat major. Reading material: continuation of studies begun in Lesson I Modern chord studies: Blues progression with raised IV passing diminished and secondary dominants; Latin rhythms (Cha-Cha-Cha, Bossa Nova); stage band score reading exercises and jazz improvisations, LESSON Il. ....--.-- Technical studies: hand expansion (RH descending); whole~ step scale exercises (LH ascending); chromatic octave studies (RH descending); arpeggios (LH) and chromatic scales (RH descending); preparatory scale exercises, B flat minor. Reading material: continuation of previous studies. Modern chord studies: Blues progression with additional passing diminished chords; Latin rhythms (Samba, Calypso); continued score reading and jazz improvisations. LESSON IV... eee ee eee ee 40) Technical studies: hand expansion (LH ascending); whole- step scale exercises (RH descending); chromatic octave studies (LH descending); arpeggios (RH) and chromatic scales (LH ascending); scale study in B flat minor. Read- ing material: continuation of previous studies. Modern chord studies: Blues progression with chromatic passing chords and substitute dominants; Latin rhythms (Merengue, Afro-Cuban);continued score reading and jazz improvisa~ tions.