Students will be able to:
Understand concepts of music theory including triads and inversions and the quality of seventh chords, sixteenth notes and other rhythms.
Be able to play triads, triad inversions and seventh chords in blocked and broken positions and use them to accompany melodies.
Scales and Arpeggios
Be able to play technical exercises such as major and minor scales and arpeggios.
Improvise simple melodies and play triads and seventh chords with them.
Sight read easier music.
Understand and be able to discuss the style characteristics of composers and music from the four standard periods of music.
Dynamics and Articulations
Play repertoire pieces as assigned with all dynamics and articulations.
Play individual parts of ensembles fluently.