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)
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

Classical
Jazz / Blues / Gospel

Struttin’ (Microjazz Collection 1 – Christopher Norton)

Pop / Rock