Course curriculum

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    Chapter 1: Getting To Know The Instrument

    • Lesson 1: Piano Posture and Basic Technique

    • Lesson 1 Quiz: Posture & Technique

    • Lesson 2: Note Groups Focus on CDE

    • Lesson 3A: Improvisation Demonstration on CDE

    • Lesson 3B Assignment: Improvise in C Major

    • Lesson 4: Note Groups Focus on FGAB

    • Lesson 5: Improvisation Demonstration on FGAB

    • Lesson 5 Assignment: Improvise in F Lydian

    • Lesson 6: How To Optimize Your Practice Time

    • Lesson 6 Quiz: Best Practices for Practicing

    • Chapter 1 Quiz: Note Groups

    • Chapter 1 Assignment: Note Group Review

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    Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Music Staff & Starting to Read

    • Lesson 1: The Musical Alphabet, Stepwise Motion and Note Direction

    • Lesson 2 Assignment: Recite Your Musical Alphabet - Descending Stepwise Motion

    • Lesson 3: Finger Numbers and Staff Elements

    • Lesson 4: Sight Reading on CDE Part 1

    • Lesson 5 Sight Reading on CDE Part 2

    • Lesson 6: CDE Sight Reading on Open Pages

    • Chapter 2 Assignment: Solidifying CDE Reading and Note Groups Review

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    Chapter 3: Sight Reading Development

    • Lesson 1: CDEFG Note Group (Flash Cards and Improvisation)

    • Lesson 2: Improvise in C Major Using CDEFG

    • Lesson 2 Assignment: Upload Your Improvisation on CDEFG

    • Chapter 3 Assignment 1: Flash Cards and Music App

    • Lesson 4: Sight Reading on CDEFG

    • Lesson 5: Drawing and Identifying Musical Signs and Symbols

    • Lesson 6: Open Sight Reading on CDEFG

    • Chapter 3 Test: Musical Signs and Symbols

    • Lesson 7: Music Application Demonstration

    • Chapter 3 Assignment: Sight Reading, Music Apps and More

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    Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Bass Clef Staff

    • Lesson 1: The Bass Clef Starting with ABC

    • Lesson 2: Improvisation Demonstration on ABC

    • Lesson 3 Assignment: Improvise on ABC

    • Lesson 4: Sight Reading on ABC

    • Lesson 5: Open Sight Reading on the Bass Clef Part 1

    • Lesson 6: Sight Reading on FGABCD

    • Chapter 4 Assignment

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    Chapter 5:

    • Lesson 1: Warmup with Flash Cards and/or Music App

    • Lesson 2: Improvisation Demonstration on GABCD

    • Lesson 3 Assignment: Improvise on GABCD

    • Lesson 4: Open Sight Reading on the Bass Clef Part 2

    • Chapter 5 Assignment

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    Chapter 6: Introducing The Grand Staff

    • Lesson 1: Sight Reading on the Grand Staff Part 1

    • Chapter 6 Homework: Note Identification Speed and Fluency

    • Lesson 2: C Major and G Major 5-Finger Positions

    • Lesson 3: Improvisation Demonstration using C 5-Finger Position

    • Chapter 5 Assignment 1: Reinforcing C Major and G Major 5-Finger Scales

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    Chapter 7: Reinforce with Repertoire

    • Lesson 1: Repertoire Selection

    • Lesson 1: Sight Reading on the Grand Staff Part 2

    • Chapter 7: Note Identification Test

    • Chapter 7: Midterm Performance Exam

    • Chapter 7: Midterm Assignment and Resources

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    Chapter 8: Presentation of Repertoire

    • Lesson 1: Performance Tips and Demonstration

    • Chapter 8: Performance Piece

    • Chapter 8 Assignment: Improvisation and Sight Reading Review

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    Chapter 9: Grand Staff Development

    • Lesson 1: Sight Reading on the Grand Staff Part 3

    • Chapter 9 Assignment:

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    Chapter 10: Open Sight Reading on the Grand Staff

    • Lesson 1: Rhythmic Reading

    • Lesson 2: Hand Taps

    • Lesson 3: Open Sight Reading on the Grand Staff Part 1

    • Chapter 10 Assignment: Reading and Detailed Observation

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    Chapter 11: Fluency

    • Lesson 1: Open Sight Reading on the Grand Staff Part 2

    • Lesson 2: Developing Improvisation Demonstration

    • Lesson 3: An Introduction to Chord Symbols

    • Chapter 11 Assignment: Deepening your musicianship

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    Chapter 12: Fluency Part 2

    • Lesson 1: Final Performance Exam Demonstration

    • Chapter 12 Assignment: Prepare for your Final Performance Exam

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    Chapter 13: Theory Review

    • Lesson 1: Accidentals and Enharmonics

    • Course Final Written Exam Review

    • Course Extra Credit

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    Chapter 14: Final Written Exam and Performance Review

    • Final Course Written Theory Exam

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    Chapter 15: Final Performance Exam

    • Closing