Functional Piano Skills 1

Functional Piano Skills 1
Provides music majors with basic keyboarding ability in such areas as sight reading, technique, harmonization, and score reading.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPiano skills determined by entrance diagnostic exam; music major status.
 TaughtFall, Spring
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 221
Course Outcomes

221 Functional Piano Skill

At the end of this class, students should be able to:

Play major and minor cadences using tonic, sub-dominant and dominant chords in all keys at a tempo of 80, one chord per beat.

Harmonize Melodies

Harmonize melodies using the assigned accompaniment patterns demonstrating an ability to use chords in root and inverted positions.

Melodies by Ear

Play common melodies by ear using assigned chordal accompaniments.

Improvise Melody

Improvise a melody with the right hand while playing the assigned chordal accompaniment with the left hand.

Major and Harmonic Minor Scales

Play the major and harmonic minor scales that begin on the white keys for one octave up and down the keyboard at a tempo of 100 – two notes per beat.

Sight Reading

Be able to sight read given examples with a minimum of mistakes and hesitations.

Perform Assigned Repertoire

Perform assigned repertoire demonstrating an ability to play expressively while observing all terms and symbols, and fingering, at a tempo appropriate for the piece.

Accompaniment to Solos

Perform assigned accompaniments to solos demonstrating an ability to follow the performance of the soloist.