NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MUSC 1290 - Class Piano I

This course is for music majors with little or no piano experience and is designed to develop rudimentary keyboard skills through group instruction. Emphasis is placed on the preparation for a piano proficiency exam required of most four-year music programs. First of a four-semester sequence, MUSC 1290 Class Piano I covers keyboard basics including music reading, finger control and hand independence, beginning improvisation, transposition, harmonization, sight-reading, and technical studies.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1290 Class Piano I, the student will:

  1. recognize standard music notation as a musical performance on a keyboard instrument.
  2. execute simple technique (scale patterns and chord progressions) based on the five-finger position in a variety of keys.
  3. transpose short musical compositions at the keyboard.
  4. harmonize simple melodies using block chords.
  5. demonstrate proper use of the sustain pedal.
  6. improvise melodies using the pentatonic scale.
  7. sight-read musical works of appropriate difficulty.
  8. prepare assigned repertoire so that it is recital-ready.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lab

Contact Hours: 2 hrs/week

Comments: Course # was MUSC 1300 prior to fall 2016.

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