2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MUS 204 - Piano Class IV

Description: Designed for students with some piano experience. Emphasis on interpretation.

Prerequisites: MUS 203  

Credits: 1
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Sight reading: progressively more difficult compositions
  2. Technique: fluency in tempos of performed literature; scale studies and arpeggios; chromatic scale fingering
  3. Theory: five kinds of seventh chords
  4. Repertoire: upper level intermediate literature; ensemble pieces
  5. Functional skills: transposition of folk-type melodies with various accompaniment figures; harmonization of melodies using nay chords within a key and borrowed, or altered, chords; improvisation of melodies and accompaniments using acquired harmonization skills

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