MUS.-165 Piano Proficiency I
Credits 1 / 2 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016) Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor. Students must take a piano proficiency test to be placed in this class. Arrangements can be made to take the test by contacting the Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division Office at (810)762-0332.
Teaches keyboard skills necessary both for accompaniment of simple music and for developing understanding of basic musical concepts. The course will cover fundamentals of music reading keyboard techniques sight-reading major scales solo literature and harmonization.
1. Apply fundamentals of tonal theory to constructing scales, intervals, chords and their inversions at the keyboard 2. Demonstrate facility in performing scales and arpeggios, ascending and descending, in all major and select minor keys 3. Accurately perform simple pieces in two-, three-, and four-part textures 4. Identify and execute basic diatonic chord progressions in moth major and minor keys 5. Apply understanding of basic tonal theory in the harmonization of melodies at the keyboard and in performance from a lead sheet 6. Correctly execute simple transpositions of melodies at keyboard.