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Applied Music Piano Major--Freshman

MUS 182

Applied Music Piano Major--Freshman

MUS 182

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 and minor scales, 2 octaves, HT, as 8th notes with the quarter at 88-112.
  • Play I-IV-I-V-V7-I cadences for all minor keys.
  • Play cadence chords in all major keys-root in bass, rh. 3-voice close position in three positions (I in root position, I in 1st inversion, I in 2nd inversion.)
  • Play all major and minor arpeggios, 3 octaves, as 8th note triplets with the quarter at 66-84.

Study classical piano repertoire and prepare for performance in jury.

Objectives:

  • Prepare 1-2 technical etudes.
  • Prepare 3 pieces, memorized, in contrasting styles and from 3 historical periods.
  • Know repertoire: (minimum level same as MUS 181) Bach Little Preludes & Fugues or 2-Part Inventions or similar by other Baroque composer; Mozart or Haydn Sonata movement; Intermediate to Late intermediate Romantic and 20th Century literature (e.g., Chopin Waltzes, Khatchaturian Sonatina, Schubert Waltzes, Mendelssohn songs without words, Classics to Modern #37)