Aug 08, 2022  

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MUS 181 - Applied Music Piano Major–Freshman

Credits: 2
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: 30 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 80-100.
    2. Play all major and minor triads and inversions.
    3. Play I-IV-I-V-V7-I cadences for all major keys.
    4. Play all 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 different historical periods.
    2. Prepare 1-2 technical etudes.
    3. Know Repertoire minimum level: Bach Minuets, Marches, Polonaises; Classical Sonatinas by Clementi, Kuhlau, Haydn, Beethoven; 19th or 20th Century pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Bartok, abalevsky, and similar.
  3. Perform for piano jury evaluation at end of semester.
    1. Play scales, chords, and arpeggios in 3-4 keys.
    2. Play 3 memorized pieces, 1 may be an etude.

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