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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 051 (GA) Intermediate Class Piano: Non-Music Major (1) Instruction in harmonizing melodies, accompanying techniques, improvisation, and repertoire.

MUSIC 051 Intermediate Class Piano: Non-Music Major (1)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

MUSIC 051 is course designed to provide the intermediate non-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 and MUSIC 050 or a placement audition is a prerequisite for this course. The course emphasizes strategies for learning to read and interpret musical notation from two clefs and musically realize the notation in real time with a healthy physical approach to the keyboard. Practice of these strategies outside the class is expected and checked. Objectives include learning to accurately sight-play a multiple voice musical texture with many extensions and shifts beyond a five-finger position. Special facilities required to teach the course include a 17-keyboard midi piano lab with visual displays for teacher demonstrations. The course is offered every semester.

General Education: GA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: MUSIC 050 or placement audition

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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