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Applied Music Piano Major--Sophomore

MUS 281

Applied Music Piano Major--Sophomore

MUS 281

Course Description

Outcomes and Objectives

Develop technical skills.

Objectives:

  • Play all major scales, 4 octaves, HT, as 16th notes with the quarter at 80-100.
  • Play all minor scales, 4 octaves, HT, as 16th notes with the quarter at 72-88.
  • Play all major octave chords and inversions.
  • Play cadence chords in all major keys-root in bass, rh. in 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, 4 octaves, as 16th notes with the quarter at 60-80.

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 different historical periods.
  • Know the repertoire recommended level: Bach Inventions, Sinfonias, Little Preludes and Fugues, WTC Preludes and Fugues; Sonata movements by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven; Advanced Romantic and 20th Century literature.

Perform for piano jury evaluation at end of semester.

Objectives:

  • Play scales, chords and arpeggios in 2 major and 2 minor keys.
  • Play 3 memorized pieces from repertoire list.