Mar 26, 2023
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.
Instructional Method Lab
Comments: Course # was MUSC 1300 prior to fall 2016.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1290 Class Piano I, the student will:
- recognize standard music notation as a musical performance on a keyboard instrument.
- execute simple technique (scale patterns and chord progressions) based on the five-finger position in a variety of keys.
- transpose short musical compositions at the keyboard.
- harmonize simple melodies using block chords.
- demonstrate proper use of the sustain pedal.
- improvise melodies using the pentatonic scale.
- sight-read musical works of appropriate difficulty.
- prepare assigned repertoire so that it is recital-ready.
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