Beginning Piano Techniques 1

Beginning Piano Techniques 1
Class instruction in piano for nonmusic majors.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 113
Course Outcomes

Music Theory

Students will understand basic concepts of music theory including related terms and symbols, note and key names, key signatures and time signatures, and counting.

Accompaniment Skills

Students will be able to play chords in blocked and broken positions and use them to accompany melodies.


Students will be able to play technical exercises such as the Five Finger Position, major and minor triads, major and minor sales and major and minor cadences.


Students will be able to improvise simple melodies and play chords with them.

Sight Reading

Students will sight read easier music.


Students will play repertoire pieces as assigned with all dynamics and articulations.

Rehearsal parts

Students will be able to play individual part of ensembles.