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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 141 - Piano Class I (Majors)

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

Beginning instruction utilizing group and individual practice with electronic pianos. Includes scales, chords, repertoire, technique, practice habits, transposition of single-line melodies, and sight reading.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform and play major and natural minor scales in tetrachord form as clusters.
  2. Identify and play major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads in root position.
  3. Perform repertoire representative of various styles and pianistic challenges.
  4. Perform transposition of simple pieces.

  1. Scales: All Major and Natural Minor Scales in Tetrachord Form
  2. Chords
    1. All major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads
    2. Tonic, subdominant, dominant, and dominant seventh chord in any major key
  3. Repertoire (Pieces Which Present Various Technical and Stylistic Challenges)
    1. Two-voice texture
    2. Melody and accompaniment
    3. Varying style periods
    4. Various compositional forms
  4. Technique
  5. Practice Habits
    1. Posture and body position
    2. Hand position
    3. Effective learning methods
    4. Use of pedal
    5. Some analysis of form and phrase structure
    6. Sight reading techniques
    7. Control of dynamics and balance
  6. Transposition of Single-Line Melodies Which Require No Change of Hand Position
  7. Sight Reading of Pieces Similar to Those Encountered in Class, But Somewhat Easier, With An Emphasis on Rhythmic Continuity

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019