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MUSC 1026 - Class Piano for Music Majors

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course is primarily intended for students pursuing the AFA degree in music. This course provides group instruction to develop basic keyboard and musicianship skills for students enrolled in Music Theory, Ear Training, and/or who have experience reading and performing music. Skills to be developed are sight reading, technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, and performing simple piano literature. Students must practice outside of class time to successfully complete this course.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 1061 /MUSC 1071  or MUSC 2061 /MUSC 2071 .

Major Content
  1. Accompaniment Styles
  2. Arpeggios
  3. Harmonization
  4. Improvisation
  5. Key Signatures
  6. Keyboard Basics
  7. Major Scales
  8. Pentascales
  9. Primary Chord Progressions
  10. Solo Repertoire
  11. Transposition

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. play major scales.
  2. play chord progressions and arpeggios.
  3. harmonize simple melodies.
  4. sight-read simple piano pieces.
  5. transpose simple piano pieces.
  6. improvise within given parameters.
  7. perform simple piano pieces.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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