Piano: Secondary (1 per semester, maximum of 8) Individual instruction in piano one-half hour per week.
KEYBD 100J Piano: Secondary (1 per semester/maximum of 8)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Keyboard 100J is designed to provide the intermediate non-music major and/or music major student with strategies for developing some of the advanced skills required for playing the piano. Some knowledge of music or piano is assumed. Admission to the course is controlled by the piano faculty. Music 050, 051 (for non-music majors), completion of the piano proficiency (for music majors), or permission of the instructor is a prerequisite for this course. Students learn repertoire, sight-playing, score analysis, interpretive techniques, how to practice to the fullest possible communication of the composer's intent, scales, and a proper and healthy physical approach to the keyboard. Practice of these elements outside the class is expected. Objectives include learning score analysis and interpretive rendering of great masterworks of the piano. Evaluation is based on accuracy of music learning, improvement in technique and expressiveness, possible listening assignments, attendance at studio class and specific concerts. Special facilities required to teach the course are two well-maintained grand pianos for student performance and teacher demonstration. The course is offered every semester.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.