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MUSIC 117 - Beginning Piano Techniques I

1 credits

This course is designed for music majors or students desiring basic keyboard performance skills. MUSIC 117 is a beginning course which covers the relationship of the grand staff notation to the piano keyboard, basic rhythm notation, major and minor five-finger patterns, triads, and formulating major scales. Emphasis is also placed on harmonization, transposition, improvisation, and playing by ear. Repertoire played uses these concepts.

Guided Practice Hours
2 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Completion of one text in one quarter, approximately ten-twelve units
  • Development of functional skills at the keyboard, that is to be able to sight-read keyboard music adequately, improvise and play lead lines with accompaniment, and play selected repertoire
  • Development of the ear through playing, listening, and critiquing
  • Discovery of the joy of making music by oneself and with a group
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate music

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