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MUS 105 - Introduction to Piano (Non Major)

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Basic principles and techniques of piano playing in a group situation. Includes study of major/minor scales and key signatures, chords, repertoire pieces, and learning and practice methods. Also includes transposition of simple compositions, sight reading, and harmonizations of melodies.

Information: Designed for non-music majors.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform repertory pieces within students’ technical ability.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to build major scales.
  3. Identify major keys from their signatures.
  4. Transpose simple melodies from one tonal center to another.

  1. Study of Major/Minor Scales and Key Signatures
  2. Root Position Chords (Triads)
    1. Major 
    2. Minor
    3. Augmented
    4. Diminished
  3. Repertoire Pieces Which Present Different Styles and Pianistic Challenges
  4. Good Learning and Practice Methods/Habits
  5. Transposition of Simple Compositions
  6. Sight Reading of Pieces With Similar Problems to Those Encountered in Repertoire
  7. Harmonizations of Melodies With Simple Accompaniment Figures

Effective Term:
Spring 2016