Sep 22, 2023
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Perform and play major and natural minor scales in tetrachord form as clusters.
- Identify and play major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads in root position.
- Perform repertoire representative of various styles and pianistic challenges.
- Perform transposition of simple pieces.
- Scales: All Major and Natural Minor Scales in Tetrachord Form
- All major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads
- Tonic, subdominant, dominant, and dominant seventh chord in any major key
- Repertoire (Pieces Which Present Various Technical and Stylistic Challenges)
- Two-voice texture
- Melody and accompaniment
- Varying style periods
- Various compositional forms
- Practice Habits
- Posture and body position
- Hand position
- Effective learning methods
- Use of pedal
- Some analysis of form and phrase structure
- Sight reading techniques
- Control of dynamics and balance
- Transposition of Single-Line Melodies Which Require No Change of Hand Position
- Sight Reading of Pieces Similar to Those Encountered in Class, But Somewhat Easier, With An Emphasis on Rhythmic Continuity
Full Academic Year 2018/2019
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