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Piano II

MUS 132

Piano II

MUS 132

Course Description

Prerequisite: MUS 131 or permission of the instructor. Continuation of Piano I. (15-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Continue development of sight reading skills begun in piano I.

Objectives:

  • Read pieces in major and minor keys.
  • Identify key signatures for major and minor keys.
  • Read pieces hands together in same 5-finger pattern.
  • Read pieces with melody in one hand, accompaniment in other.
  • Read pieces with some hand position changes.

Read and perform rhythm patterns.

Objectives:

  • Determine meter indicated by simple and compound meter signatures.
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in simple and compound meter.
  • Develop ability to read and play more complicated rhythm patterns including 16th notes, dotted-note patterns, and triplets.

Perform piano pieces in major and minor keys.

Objectives:

  • Perform pieces with hand position extending over the octave.
  • Perform pieces in minor keys, or combining relative major and minor keys.
  • Perform ensemble music with two ore more parts.
  • Develop confidence in playing for the group.
  • Demonstrate understanding of tempo indications, style, phrasing, and dynamics in performance.

Continue to develop technical skills for playing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate correct arm, hand, and finger position.
  • Develop finger dexterity for scales and melodic passages.
  • Play triads with good tone, proper use of hand and arm.
  • Continue developing eye-hand coordination for reading and playing by direction and interval.
  • Apply different touches-legato, staccato, accents, and varying dynamic levels ff to pp.
  • Develop arm-hand-finger technique for phrase shaping.

Transpose melodies and harmonize a given melody with I, IV and V7 chords.

Objectives:

  • Use whole and half step patterns to build major and minor scales and triads.
  • Play major and minor scales, first in tetra chord patterns and then in 2 octaves with thumb crossings, hands separately.
  • Play major and minor triads and inversions.
  • Play I, IV, and V chords in root position for major and minor keys.
  • Play I, IV, and V cadence chords in close position.
  • Play arpeggios in four octaves; hand over hand (RH LH RH LH).
  • Transpose a 5-finger melody or simple piece from the key it is written in to other major or minor.
  • Harmonize a major or minor melody with I, IV, and V chords.