Multi-level Curriculum – Grades 3 and up

Grades: 3rd – 12th Grades, University, Adult
Ages: 8 to Adult
Software:

  • Piano Suite Premier
  • Ear Training Coach 1&2 and 3&4

Operating Systems:Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Teacher Manuals (4): Levels 1-3, Levels 4-6, Levels 7-8, and Levels 9-12
Practice Materials: Assessments, activity sheets, at-home practice software (optional)
Hardware:

  • M-Audio KeyRig 49 (or any MIDI piano keyboard)
  • headsets (splitters available)

Overview: Levels 1 through 12 were carefully developed by music educators and leaders in piano pedagogy for the study of music theory, playing skills, composition and music history in a classroom setting. The program utilizes sophisticated software featuring an advanced learning engine, careful methodology and a extensive repertoire library. The program is fully customizable and easily adaptable.

MusIQ Lab Level 1

Reading and Theory • Musical alphabet forwards & backwards, Finger numbers, GS Note reading, Intervals
Rhythm • Whole, Half, Quarter notes, 4/4 & 3/4 Time signature, Eighth notes, Rests
Technique • Hand position & posture, Thumb tuck, C scale, Legato
Ear training • High & low, Higher & lower, Rhythms, Playbacks by letter names, 3-note playbacks
Improvisation • Rhythmic, C major, High & low
Repertoire • Finger number tunes, Letter name tunes, Simple middle C position melodies
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 2

Reading and Theory • Accidentals, Key signatures, Scale degrees
Rhythm-Tied & Dotted half & quarter notes
Technique • Hand position & posture, Legato, G and F major scale, Staccato, 3-Note playbacks
Ear training • 2 Bar clapbacks, 4/4 vs. 3/4, Intervals
Improvisation • Middle C position melodies, In G Major and F, Pentatonic
Repertoire • 5-Finger position melodies, Some hands together playing.
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 3

Reading and Theory • Ledger lines, Triads on scale degrees, Primary triads, Relative minors
Rhythm • Triplets, Technique-2-note slurs, A, E & D Natural minor, Chromatic
Ear training • Intervals 1-8ve, 4-Note playbacks
Improvisation • Some hands together playing, Triads in accompaniments, Increased range
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 4

Reading and Theory-Triads & inversions
Rhythm • Swing time, 6/8 Time signature
Technique • Blues scale, D & A Major, Triads & inversions
Ear training • Chord progressions, 4 note playbacks, Intervals,
Improvisation • Blues scale, 12 Bar blues
Repertoire • RCM Introductory Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 5

Reading and Theory • Parallel minors, Circle of fifths
Rhythm • Sixteenth notes and rests, Dotted eighth, Eighths and sixteenths in combination
Technique • Wrist Technique exercises, Natural & harmonic minor scales of A, E, D
Ear training • Chord progressions, Major/Minor/Perfect intervals, Clapbacks, Playbacks
Improvisation • Blues scale, 12 bar blues
Repertoire • RCM 1 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 6

Reading and Theory • Major key signatures
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Wrist Technique exercises, Harmonic and melodic, 2 Octave scales
Ear training • Intervals, Clapbacks, Playbacks Improvisation, Blues Scale, 12 Bar blues
Repertoire • RCM 1 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 7

Reading and Theory • Augmented & diminished triads
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Wrist Technique exercises, 2 Octave arpeggios, Formula patterns
Ear training • Chord progressions, Major, Minor, Clapbacks, Playbacks
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire • RCM 2 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 8

Reading and Theory • Dominant 7th chords
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of range ofRhythmic combinations
Technique • Exercises, Formula patterns
Ear training • Chord qualities, Clapbacks, Playbacks
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire • RCM 2 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 9

Reading and Theory • Sight singing
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of range of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Exercises, 2 Octaves hands together scales
Ear training • Rhythmic & Melodic dictation
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire-RCM 3 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 10

Reading and Theory • M7/m7 chords
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Scales, Chords and appeggios in new keys and faster tempo, Cadences
Ear training-Chord qualities, Rhythmic dictation
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire-RCM 3 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 11

Reading and Theory • Augmented & diminished intervals
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Scales, Chords and appeggios in new keys and faster tempo
Ear training • Intervals, dictation, playbacks & clapbacks
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire • RCM 4 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

MusIQ Lab Level 12

Reading and Theory • Augmented & diminished intervals
Rhythm • Increased difficulty of Rhythmic combinations
Technique • Scales, Chords and appeggios in new keys and faster tempo
Ear training • Intervals, dictation, playbacks & clapbacks
Improvisation • Lead sheets
Repertoire • RCM 4 Equivalent Repertoire
History • Music History with listening examples

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