How should broken chords be played? (links to PDF)
How should blocked chords be played? (links to PDF)
Where can I get a copy of America? (links to PDF)
Where can I get a copy of The Star-Spangled Banner? (links to PDF)
When can I find out who my teacher is for the semester?
Private teacher assignments are emailed to you early in the first week of classes. It is your responsibility to get in touch with your instructor as soon as possible during the first week of classes, to ensure that you get all of your lessons for the semester.
View a list of approved repertoire here.
All can be found in Music for Millions, Vol 17: Easy Classics to Moderns, ed. Denes Agay, Music Sales America, ISBN 978-0825640179
The Brown Scale Book, Frederick Harris Music,
For Sight Reading:
Right@Sight Grade Three, composed by Thomas Johnson, rev. Caroline Evans, Edition Peters, EP 7541,
For Hymn Reading, see the Open Hymnal Project (http://openhymnal.org)
Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading, Shellie Gregorich, Benjamin Moritz, Routledge,
Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading, R.O. Morris & Howard Ferguson, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0193214750
For Accompaniment Transposition see http://www.free-notes.net , which has many freely-transposable folk tunes with chord symbols
You can take the exam as many times as you need to in order to pass. We want you to get your degree as much as you do.
No. You are expected to come to the exam with all items prepared. Students who come to the exam with some items not prepared will not be permitted to take the exam. The determination of what amounts to a "prepared" item is at the discretion of the examiner.
You can practice for free in the practice rooms at the Jacobs School by showing up to the second or third floors of the Music Building Addition (round building) and using any empty, unlocked practice room (if somebody's name is on the door, it's not a practice room!). You can reserve practice times* at the Music Scheduling Site(you must be on-campus or connected to IU's VPN to access this link). You can practice in the dorms. You can practice in Greek houses. You can buy your own keyboard (make sure you get one that is touch-sensitive and has at least 61 keys, a pedal, and a power adapter).
* Non-music majors are subject to a Music Practice Room Rental fee. To view the current fee, go to http://tinyurl.com/h8vvruv (Links to an external site.) and search "practice room." The fee is $84.00 as of August 16, 2021.
If you register during your alloted registration period, you should receive a mailing before the semester begins, asking you to select an instructor. Alternatively, you can send mail to the Coordinator.
For non-piano-majors, item G1 (sight-reading) is similar to the harder examples found in the book "Right@Sight Grade Three", composed by Thomas Johnson, rev. Caroline Evans, Edition Peters, EP 7541.