Aug 08, 2022  

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MUS 172 - 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 and white key minor scales, 2 octaves, as 8th notes with quarter at 60-80, HT.
    2. Play minor triads and inversions, HS/HT.
    3. Play I-IV-I-V-V7-I cadences for all major keys.
    4. Play all major and white key minor arpeggios, 2 octaves, HS/HT.
  2. Study classical piano repertoire and prepare for performance in jury.
    1. Prepare 3 pieces, memorized, in contrasting styles and from 3 historical periods.
    2. Know the Repertoire: same as MUS 171 for minimum; also suggested, Classics to Modern #17 or 27, Bastien Literature 1 & 2, or similar.
    3. Prepare 1 or more technical etudes.
  3. 3. Perform for piano jury evaluation at end of semester.
    1. Play scales, chords, and arpeggios in 2-3 keys.
    2. Play 2 pieces, both memorized.

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