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MUAP 1136, 2136, 3136, 4136

Instructor: Trudy Kincade (
Office: Room 110 Fine Arts
Phone: 569-3294
Messages: 569-8776
Course Description: Applied Harpsichord is a one-semester course designed for the study and performance of the repertoire for the Harpsichord with weekly lessons.
Prerequisite: Audition-Playing level must be at least Bach Two-Part Inventions.

  • Hubbard, Frank. Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making.
  • Agay, Denes , ed. An Anthology of Piano Music - The Baroque Period
  • Halford, Margery. The Harpsichord Manual: An Introduction to the Technique, Ornamentation and Performance Practices. Sherman Oaks, California: Alfred Publishing Company. 1980.
  • Suitable Baroque and Contemporary Repertoire.


  • Weekly 30 minute lessons


  • All students enrolled in MUAP xx36 are expected to practice at least 3 hours each week on the harpsichord.


  • Learning repertoire from the Baroque and Contemporary repertoire
  • Learning techniques unique to playing the harpsichord
  • Phrasing, articulation, rhythmic & registration
  • Learning about the mechanics of the instrument:


  • Mastery of 1 representative work (movements) and work on 2-3 other works from the harpsichord repertoire is the minimum assignment for a semester. Other music may be assigned as needed.


  • Grade will be contracted with each individual student.

Students with Disabilities:
Disability Support Services: It is the policy of UALR to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law and state law. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation, for example in arrangements for seating, examinations, note-taking should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. It is also the policy and practice of UALR to make web-based information accessible to students with disabilities. If you, as a student with a disability, have difficulty accessing any part of the online course materials for this class, please notify the instructor immediately. The chair of the department offering this course is also available to assist with accommodations. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services, telephone (501) 569-3143 (v/tty), and on the Web at

Updated 7.8.2008