Informal name for keyboard literture class

Posted by: princessclara2005

Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/05/05 01:59 PM

I am teaching a keyboard literture class, to a group of adults who love piano music, but they are not piano majors, I can't think of a less academical name for the class at the moment, I don't want to use Keyboard Literture, anyone can be a little help here?

Thanks.
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 06:17 AM

What exactly do you teach in keyboard literature?
Posted by: princessclara2005

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 10:15 AM

Bios. of composers, their major keyboard pieces, musical character/style of the period they are living in,some harmonic analysis of an example of their pieces, performance suggestions, musical form of the time, and how it is applied to their compositions.
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 11:01 AM

Literature for Soothing the Savage Beast.
Posted by: CHAS

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 11:56 AM

Just use the word SEX or maybe ZEN in the title. It will be a big hit.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 12:40 PM

The Keys (piano literature)
Posted by: SAS

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 01:00 PM

I'm not sure what I'd call it, I've been trying to think of something and am drawing a blank so far. I definitely think it needs a new name though, as I never would have guessed what it was about. Something along the lines of what apple suggested, like Piano Literature, or the Key to Piano Literature.
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 01:59 PM

Okay. So taking Chas' and apple's suggestions, we get The Zen of Sex at The Keys. Might get good enrollment, but Add/Drop will be busy the second day of the semester. :p
Posted by: markb

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:17 PM

\:D

How about something mundane but descriptive, such as Famous [if they are considered famous, otherwise remove] Composers and Their Pieces? Or Composers and Composition Analysis?
Posted by: Cindysphinx

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:23 PM

"Make Mine A Fifth."

I'm not completely sure what that even means.

"Looking to Score?"
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:28 PM

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Originally posted by ChickGrand:
Okay. So taking Chas' and apple's suggestions, we get The Zen of Sex at The Keys. Might get good enrollment, but Add/Drop will be busy the second day of the semester. :p [/b]
:D \:D \:D
Posted by: Linda in PA

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:29 PM

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Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
"Looking to Score?" [/b]
:D

I like that!
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:31 PM

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Originally posted by Linda in PA:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
"Looking to Score?" [/b]
:D

I like that! [/b]
Me too. I'd be hoping for lots a homework with that course. \:D
Posted by: apple*

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:31 PM

Cindy is worldly \:\)
Posted by: Linda in PA

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 02:47 PM

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Originally posted by Jerry Luke:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Linda in PA:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
"Looking to Score?" [/b]
:D

I like that! [/b]
Me too. I'd be hoping for lots a homework with that course. \:D [/b]
I'll help you study for the final exam! :p
Posted by: Jerry Luke

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 03:15 PM

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Originally posted by Linda in PA:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Luke:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Linda in PA:
quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
"Looking to Score?" [/b]
:D

I like that! [/b]
Me too. I'd be hoping for lots a homework with that course. \:D [/b]
I'll help you study for the final exam! :p
Now I'm blushing... ;\)
Posted by: princessclara2005

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 04:11 PM

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Originally posted by markb:
\:D

How about something mundane but descriptive, such as Famous [if they are considered famous, otherwise remove] Composers and Their Pieces? Or Composers and Composition Analysis? [/b]
Famous composers and their Pieces seem to be a pretty descriptive title....thanks for help..trying to avoide anything 2 academical, so compostion and analysis will not be the choice?

what do you think about keyboard classics?
Posted by: DameMyra

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 04:54 PM

How bout, hhhmmm

"Bach to the Future!"
Posted by: AdagioM

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 06:00 PM

Keyboard Classics and their Composers?
Composers and their Keyboard Classics?

Which is the main emphasis, the famous composers or the famous pieces?

DameMyra: I *love* Bach to the Future!
Posted by: markb

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 06:32 PM

Keyboard Classics sounds to me more like a piano class. I think AdagioM's suggestions would be better.
Posted by: princessclara2005

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/06/05 06:37 PM

thanks all for the input.....

considering all of the options, will decide soon.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/07/05 02:33 AM

Sounds like a great class, wish I could take it!

Although they are not piano majors, will the students who take your class be people who play piano (or some other instrument)? If so, I think you don't have to worry about it sounding a little bit academic or serious.

But either way, I think something like "Famous Piano Composers and Their Music" would be good (ok, maybe that's a little wordy...) But I think having famous in the title will get people's attention, and it makes it accessable.

Let us know what you decide, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's curious.
Posted by: princessclara2005

Re: Informal name for keyboard literture class - 04/07/05 10:45 AM

The Class will be called Keyboard Klassics.

The school that I teach, our mission is inspired by that we concur with educator and music philosopher Christopher Small in his book Musicking which suggests that music should be ‘viewed as an act instead of a thing. Who is doing it? Where? And who is listening?’ We begin to understand music as a verb instead of a noun. Mr. Small states that "the act of musicking establishes in the place it is happening a set of relationships, and it is in those relationships that the meaning of the act lies".

I thought by choose letter 'K' instead of 'C' for Classics..will actually make this class more meaningful so everyone can participate actively.

Thanks all for the wonderful ideas.