MUS 106 - Class Piano I

Course Description

Piano study for the beginning or near-beginning student. Cultivation of technical-musical awareness and keyboard playing ability, individually and in ensemble. Group 2 Course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

An understanding of music fundamentals.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic elements of music notation such as clefs, pitches, and elements of rhythm.
  • Identify intervals and triads.
  • Identify simple syncopated rhythms.
  • Identify simple harmonic progressions.
  • Play 5 finger patterns and triads in all major and minor keys.
  • Play major scales 1-2 octaves, HS, and some HT.
  • Play chord progressions using I, IV, and V.
  • Play triads of the key.
  • Play inversions of triads.
  • Harmonize and transpose melodies.
  • Play solo and ensemble repertoire.
Human Dimension:
  • See themselves as artists.
  • Collaborate with others in a creative environment.
  • Recognize the personal and societal importance of self-expression and creativity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express interest in music from other cultures and genres.
  • Value differences in cultural expressions of creativity.
  • Recognize the role music plays as an expression of social concerns.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Read study effectively.
  • Frame useful questions.
  • Develop educational goals.
  • Direct/regulate their own learning.
  • Learn through collaboration.