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Applied Music Piano Major--Freshman

MUS 181

Applied Music Piano Major--Freshman

MUS 181

Course Description

Prerequisite: Permission of music department. Private instruction/lessons provided and a minimum number of hours of weekly practice is required. A jury examination will be held at the end of each semester. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Develop technical skills.

Objectives:

  • Play all major scales, 2 octaves, HS/HT, as 8th notes with the quarter at 80-100.
  • Play all major and minor triads and inversions.
  • Play I-IV-I-V-V7-I cadences for all major keys.
  • Play all major arpeggios, 2 octaves, standard fingerings.

Study classical piano repertoire and prepare for performance in jury.

Objectives:

  • Prepare 3 pieces, memorized , in contrasting styles and from 3 different historical periods.
  • Prepare 1-2 technical etudes.
  • Know Repertoire minimum level: Bach Minuets, Marches, Polonaises; Classical Sonatinas by Clementi, Kuhlau, Haydn, Beethoven; 19th or 20th Century pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Bartok,
  • abalevsky, and similar.

Perform for piano jury evaluation at end of semester.

Objectives:

  • Play scales, chords, and arpeggios in 3-4 keys.
  • Play 3 memorized pieces, 1 may be an etude.