Piano IMUS 131
Beginning class instruction leading to the ability to play melodies and accompanying chord patterns and rhythms. (15-15)
Outcomes and Objectives
Associate notes on the grand staff with the correct location on the keyboard.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the letter names of notes on grand staff and ledger lines.
- Apply letter names to black and white keys on piano.
- Demonstrate ability to read notation and play on piano.
- Demonstrate ability to read by interval from note to note.
Read and perform rhythm patterns.
- Identify time value names for notes.
- Demonstrate understanding of relative note value.
- Determine meter indicated by meter signature.
- Demonstrate ability to tap/play and count rhythms in simple and compound meter using eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes.
Perform piano pieces in major and minor keys.
- Perform short pieces in 5-finger positions, alternating left and right hand.
- Perform short pieces in 5-finger positions, hands together, parallel or contrary motion.
- Perform short pieces in 5-finger positions, melody with accord.
- Perform short pieces including more than one hand position.
- Demonstrate understanding of tempo indications, style, and dynamics in performance.
Develop technical skills for piano playing.
- Demonstrate proper sitting posture.
- Demonstrate correct arm, hand, and finger position.
- Develop coordination between the hands.
- Demonstrate ability to distribute notes on grand staff to left and right hands.
- Develop eye-hand coordination for reading and playing by direction and interval.
- Apply different touches-legato phrasing, staccato, accents, and varying dynamic levels f to p.
Transpose melodies and harmonize a given melody.
- Use whole and half step patterns to build major and minor 5-finger patterns and triads.
- Play major scales in tetra chord patterns.
- Transpose a 5-finger melody or simple piece from the key it is written in to other keys.
- Use tonic and dominant tones or chords to harmonize a melody.