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MUSC 116 - CLASS PIANO Level 1

2 Credits
Group instruction for beginners; basic hand position, fingerings and their keyboard techniques; pitch and rhythmic notation; and rudimentary music theory.

Course Note Previously MUSIC 116.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Students without any musical experience; students with musical experience in an area other than piano; students with previous, but now long forgotten, experience in piano.
Active Date 20190513T10:44:43

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 17
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 22 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 22
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
1. Students play simple melodies by rote first with one hand, then with the other, and finally with both hands an octave apart.

2. Students gradually learn the fundamentals of pitch and rhythmic notation and progress form playing by rote to very basic sight-reading.

3. Students now learn to play simple chords in one hand while independently playing the melody in the other.

4. Finally students learn to read and play simple compositions with both hands playing independently.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student will be able to demonstrate rudimentary keyboard skills such as correct hand position and fingering.

Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to read pitch and rhythmic notation in both the treble and bass clefs.

Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to play simple compositions.

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