|1. Description - |
|Continuation of MUS 12A with increased emphasis on good tone production, independence of hands, development of eye-hand coordination, simple harmonization and transposition, and building repertoire.|
|Advisory: MUS 12A or equivalent skills; this course is included in the Piano Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- play easy songs and piano literature from a variety of cultures with moderate independence between hands, accurately, with good tone.
- read and transpose simple piano music at sight in a variety of keys.
- accompany melodies with primary and secondary chords in several major and minor keys.
- develop creativity by composing original melodies.
- recognize and define an increasingly large vocabulary of musical terms as they apply to piano music.
- understand varied styles and forms of piano literature.
- develop a discerning ear and an efficient mode of practicing.
- demonstrate poise in performing for others.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Access to a piano for practice.
- Electronic Piano Laboratory plus acoustic pianos.
- Audio equipment including a record, cassette, and CD player.
- Staff-lined boards.
- Overhead projector and screen.
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Technique skills
- Five-finger exercises, hands together, in major and minor keys, in parallel and contrary motion, with even or dotted rhythms.
- I IV6/4 I V6/5 I harmonic progression, hands together, in major and minor keys.
- Major scales in one octave, hands together
- Reading skills
- Rhythmic exercises including examples from African and Latin cultures in simple and compound duple, triple, and quadruple meters.
- Use of whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth and some dotted notes and rests.
- Grand staff for pitch, including increasing use of leger lines.
- Ensemble literature.
- Harmonization of simple melodic lines in various accompaniment patterns using primary and secondary chords.
- Use of increasingly complex music terminology related to dynamics, tempo, and interpretation.
- Theory skills
- Harmonization of simple melodic lines using tonic, subdominant, and dominant or dominant seventh chords and some secondary chords in major keys.
- Analysis of compositions for form.
- Introduction of scales from other cultures, such as pentatonic.
- Increasing use of legitimate classical and popular piano literature (as distinguished from folk songs and transcriptions or arrangements).
- Practice methods, correct interpretation and style.
- Ensemble repertoire.
- Solo and ensemble performance in front of class.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Performance of assigned technical exercises and repertoire with correct notes, rhythms, hand position, and good tone.
- Written quizzes to assess understanding of theoretical concepts and musical terminology.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Lindeman, Carolynn A. Piano Lab. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company. Most Recent Edition. |
Eckstein, Maxwell. Adult Piano. Carl Fischer Music. Most Recent Edition.
|8. Disciplines - |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Supervised practice of skills related to technique, reading, theory, repertoire, and performance identified in Expanded Course Description. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content|
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Music. |