Aug 08, 2022  

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MUS 171 - Applied Music Piano Minor–Freshman

Credits: 1
Private instruction/lessons provided and a minimum number of hours of weekly practice is required. A jury examination will be held at the end of each semester.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of music department
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Develop technical skills.
    1. Play all major scales , 2 octaves, HS/ HT, as 8th notes with the quarter at 60-80.
    2. Play all major triads and inversions.
    3. Play cadence chords in all major keys.
    4. Play white key major arpeggios, 2 octaves, standard fingerings.
  2. Study classical piano repertoire and prepare for performance in jury.
    1. Prepare 3 pieces, memorized, in contrasting styles and from 3 historical periods. Suggested minimum level repertoire:
      1. Bach Minuets, Marches, Polonaises;
      2. Classical Sonatinas by Clementi, Kuhlau, Haydn, Beethoven; 19th or 20th century pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Bartok, Kabelevsky, or similar.
  3. Perform for piano jury evaluation at end of semester.
    1. Play scales, chords, and arpeggios in 2-3 keys.
    2. Play 2 pieces, at least 1 memorized.

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