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MUSC 1701A

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Piano Class
Prerequisite(s) None Specified
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course is designed for student who have had little or no prior individual instruction in piano. The class introduces beginning piano techniques in such areas as posture, hand position, fingering, rhythm and note reading (bass and treble clef). The course also includes instruction in practicing and how to start memorizing music for performance. Students are expected to play individually as well as with the group during class time and for the final exam. Any student who wishes to register for individual lessons in a subsequent term must pass this course with a B or better. This course is not intended for music majors and there is no additional fee for this class.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Read notes in treble and bass clefs
2. Perform white key major scales, one octave length
3. Perform Major and Minor triads in root position
4. Perform at least tow elementary level one page compositions from memory

General Education Outcomes
1.    The student will be able to demonstrate
o Correct performance posture
o Acceptable pianistic hand-eye coordination practice
o Appropriate performance technique

2.    The student will be able to understand and interpret:

o Music notation
o Elements of musical expression
o Distinctions of musical styles

3.    The student will be able to perform selected piano literature at sight and from memory.

Course Content
o Weekly assignments
o Accuracy of performance
o Written theory assignment
o Final performance exam


o Final performance jury exam
o Final grade of B or better allows for further private lesson study

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
Evaluation of performance jury exam and final grade determine placement in subsequent private lesson enrollment.

Last Revised: Aug. 19, 2011
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