Course curriculum

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    Navigating the Course

    • Video: Navigating the Course

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    1. Welcome!

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    2. Beginning Pieces - Price

    • Beginning Pieces - works by Florence Price

    • "Little Pieces on White Keys, No. 2" with Lia Jensen-Abbott

    • Transcript: "Little Pieces on White Keys, No. 2" (PDF)

    • "Little Pieces on Black Keys, No. 1" with Lia Jensen-Abbott

    • Transcript: "Little Pieces on Black Keys, No 1" (PDF)

    • "Little Pieces on Black Keys, No. 2" with Lia Jensen-Abbott

    • Transcript: "Little Pieces on Black Keys, No. 2" (PDF)

    • Exploration Question

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    3. Elementary Pieces - Price

    • Elementary Pieces - Price

    • "Autumn Echoes" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Autumn Echoes" (PDF)

    • "Criss Cross" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Criss Cross" (PDF)

    • "Follow Me" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Follow Me" (PDF)

    • Exploration Questions

    • Recommended readings for further study

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    4. Capers and Sancho, Part 1

    • Capers and Sancho, Part 1

    • "Ella Scats the Little Lamb" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Ella Scats the Little Lamb" (PDF)

    • "Culford Heath Camp" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Culford Heath Camp" (PDF)

    • Related Material: One-Note Samba (Scat Singing) by Ella Fitzgerald

    • Exploration Questions

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    5. Capers and Sancho, Part 2

    • Capers and Sancho, Part 2

    • "Billie's Song" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Billie's Song" (PDF)

    • "Lady Mary Montagus Reel" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Lady Mary Montagus Reel" (PDF)

    • Related Material: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

    • Exploration Question

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    6. Saint-Georges and Burleigh

    • Saint-Georges and Burleigh

    • Adagio in F Minor with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: Adagio in F Minor (PDF)

    • "On Bended Knees" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "On Bended Knees" (PDF)

    • RELATED MATERIAL: Harry T. Burleigh singing "Go Down, Moses" (1919)

    • Exploration Question

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    7. Dett and Ricketts

    • Dett and Ricketts

    • "His Song" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "His Song" (PDF)

    • Performance Video: "His Song" with Leah Claiborne

    • Rippling Spring Waltz with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: Rippling Spring Waltz (PDF)

    • In the Bottoms Preface (PDF)

    • Exploration Question

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    8. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    • Three-Fours, Op. 71, No. 1 with Artina McCain

    • Transcript: Three-Fours, Op. 71, No. 1 (PDF)

    • Performance Video: Three-Fours, Op. 71, No.1 with Artina McCain

    • "I'm Troubled in Mind" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "I'm Troubled in Mind" (PDF)

    • Performance Video: "I'm Troubled in Mind" with Leah Claiborne

    • Exploration Question

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    9. Dett and Coleridge-Taylor

    • Dett and Coleridge-Taylor

    • "Morning" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Morning" (PDF)

    • Video Performance: "Morning" with Leah Claiborne

    • "The Angels Changed My Name" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "The Angels Changed My Name" (PDF)

    • Audio Performance: "The Angels Changed My Name" with Leah Claiborne

    • In the Bottoms Preface (PDF)

    • 24 Negro Melodies Preface (PDF)

    • Exploration Question

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    10. Wade in the Water

    • Wade in the Water

    • "Wade in the Water" with Leah Claiborne

    • Transcript: "Wade in the Water" (PDF)

    • Video Performance: "Wade in the Water" by Leah Claiborne

    • "Troubled Water" with Artina McCain

    • Transcript: "Troubled Water" (PDF)

    • Performance Video: "Troubled Water" with Artina McCain

    • Exploration Question

    • Exit Survey