2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MUS 203 - Piano Class III

Description: Designed for students with some piano experience. Emphasis on advanced accompaniment skills.

Prerequisites: MUS 104  

Credits: 1
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Sight reading: progressively more difficult compositions
  2. Technique: variety of fingering patterns and chord shapes; interpretation of dynamics and melody/accompaniment balance
  3. Theory: all major and harmonic minor scales, two or more octaves; all dominant seventh chords in all positions
  4. Repertoire: early level intermediate literature, ensemble pieces
  5. Functional skills: transposition of melodies extending beyond 5-finger positions; harmonization of melodies using more diverse harmonies; improvisation of melodies with various accompaniment styles

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate sight-reading skills in upper level elementary piano compositions.
  2. Demonstrate technical skills in playing fingering patterns, scales, and chords.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform lower level intermediate piano literature.
  4. Develop more advanced skills in transposition, harmonization, and improvisation.