Serious pianists and musicians earning degrees should have this level of competence. Inquisitive hobbyists will want to converse in this detail.
Exploring Piano Literature: The Piano Sonata Specialization
Discover the Piano Sonata. Identify, analyze, and relate the parts: inhabit the composer’s workshop and understand how masterworks are built.
What you will learn
Identify specific historical time periods in which the popularity of sonatas increases or decreases and the reasons behind these trends.
Identify sonata form
Recognize the most influential pieces in the sonata repertoire.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This course series provides a spectrum of opportunities for novice and seasoned piano literature enthusiasts. More advanced learners will perform a guided analysis of piano sonata movements, identifying the key component parts, and observing the kinds of motivic connections that unify the work and grant it a stature beyond the simple following of a recipe. Learners will participate in discussion forums to contribute their personal experiences and tastes to debate larger questions of style, history, and instrumentation in these celebrated works.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
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