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

MUS 142 - Piano Class II (Majors)

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

Continuation of MUS 141 . Incorporates intermediate piano instruction utilizing group and individual practice with electronic pianos. Includes scales, chords, harmonization of major and minor melodies with different accompaniment patterns, and transposition of short major and minor pieces. Also includes repertoire, continued technique and practice habits, and sight reading.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 141  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform major scales two octaves, hands separately.
  2. Perform chord progressions using primary and secondary chords.
  3. Harmonize melodies using primary and secondary chords.
  4. Transpose short pieces appropriate to course level.

  1. Scales
  1. All major, minor and other modes in tetrachord form as clusters
  2. Chromatic scales in contrary and parallel motion, two octaves, hands together
  3. All major scales two octaves ascending and descending, hands separately
  4. Distinguish analytically and aurally between major and minor sounds in repertoire
    1. Chords
      1. Primary chord progression: I IV I V(7) in all major keys
      2. All major and minor triads and major-minor seventh chords in root position, and ability to find their inversions
      3. Diminished and augmented triads in root position on any pitch
      4. All diatonic triads in any major or minor key
    2. Harmonization of Major and Minor Melodies With Different Accompaniment Patterns Using I IV V Chords in Various Inversions and Accompaniment Styles
    3. Transposition of Short Major and Minor Pieces Which Utilize Primary Chords
    4. Repertoire: Pieces Which Present the Following:
      1. Some with two-voice, polyphonic textures
      2. Some with a texture of melody with accompaniment of chords or their textural outlines
      3. At least three different style periods
      4. Pieces which include three-voice texture
      5. Pieces which utilize extended hand positions
      6. One piece learned entirely on the student’s own
      7. Pieces in modes other than major or minor and those using both pentatonic and chromatic scales
    5. Technique and Practice Habits Continued From MUS 141
    6. Sight Reading of Pieces Similar to Those Encountered in Class, But Somewhat Easier, and Also Demonstrating the Technical and Musical Goals, With an Emphasis on Rhythmic Continuity; Methods to Include Covering of Measures by Classmates and Outlining of Beats

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019