Keyboardist Syllabus Level 1

What You’re Going To Learn
(approx timeframe 18 months)

Scales
C Major (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm) – C Major Scale Lesson
G Major (2 octaves, hands separately, 60bpm) – G Major Scale Lesson
Am Natural (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
Am Harmonic (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
Am Melodic (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
Em Natural (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
Em Harmonic (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
Em Melodic (2 Octaves, hands separately, 60bpm)
G Mixolydian (2 octaves, hands separately, swung, 60bpm)
D Dorian (2 octaves, hands separately, swung, 60bpm)
C Major Contrary Motion (1 octave, hands together, 60bpm)
G Major Contrary Motion (1 octave, hands together, 60bpm)
C Major Pentatonic (1 octave, hands separately, 60bpm)
G Major Pentatonic (1 octave, hands separately, 60bpm)
C Blues (1 octave, hands separately, straight and swung, 60bpm)
G Blues (1 octave, hands separately, straight and swung, 60bpm)

Chords
Within C Major (C / Dm / Em / F / G / Am)
Within G Major (G / Am / Bm / C / D / Em)
C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am – (to be played as inversions)
C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am – (to be played as broken chords, 46bpm)

Theory
Notes – semibreve / minim / crotchet / quaver
Rests – semibreve / minim / crotchet / quaver
Time Signatures – 3/4, 4/4
Accidentals – sharp / flat / natural
Sight reading – in C and G Major / 5 finger position
Improvisation – in C and G
Ear training – identify 3/4 and 4/4 timings / identify Major 3rd, 5th and 6th intervals

Pieces
Three from the selection

Jazz / Blues / Gospel / Boogie

Slinky Thing – Simon Whiteside

Struttin’ (Microjazz Collection 1 – Christopher Norton)

Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me – (Charles Mingus)

Bedford Square Blues – Richard Michael

Prove You Groove – Phil Peskett

Blue Autumn – Eddie Harvey

On The Right Lines – Christopher Norton

Tut-Tuttin’ – Christopher Norton

Classical
Pop / Rock