222 Functional Piano Skills
Continuing to build upon skills gained from Mus 221, students will also be able to:
Play the assigned progressions in all keys up to four sharps and four flats at a tempo of 88 per half note.
Harmonize given melodies using the assigned accompaniment pattern and chord symbols demonstrating ease in moving from chord to the next.
Common Melodies by Ear
By ear, play a common melodies with the right hand as assigned. With the left hand, play a chordal accompaniment using the assigned accompaniment pattern.
Improvise a melody with the right hand while playing the assigned chordal accompaniment with the left hand.
Major and Harmonic Minor Scales
Play major and harmonic minor scales that begin on the white keys for two octaves up and down the keyboard at a tempo of 120 – two notes per beat.
Major and Minor Arpeggios
Play major and minor arpeggios that begin on the white keys for two octaves up and down the keyboard at a tempo of 120 – two notes per beat.
Be able to sight read given examples with a minimum of mistakes and hesitations.
Perform Assigned Repetoire
Perform assigned repertoire demonstrating an ability to play expressively while observing all terms and symbols, and fingering, at a tempo appropriate for the piece.
Perform a Hymn
Perform a hymn of your choice from the LDS hymnbook or from a standard hymnbook from another denomination.
Accompaniment to Solos
Perform accompaniments to solos as assigned demonstrating an ability to follow the performance of the soloist.
Score Reading Example
Prepare a score reading example that relates to your major instrument. Play the line of your instrument and one other line of a differing and transposing instrument.