MUSG166 Group Instruction in Piano, Level II (formerly MUSA166)

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSG166 Group Instruction in Piano, Level II (formerly MUSA166)
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
750
IV. Prerequisites
MUSG165 (C or better) or Permission of the Department of the Arts
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must currently be enrolled as a Music Major (curriculum code 1019). Students must have access to an acoustic piano or digital keyboard with weighted action for practice purposes. Students are responsible for supplying their own headphones for use in this lab-based course. Practice facilities with appropriate instruments are available at the college.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course, which is a continuation of MUSG165, offers group instruction in piano and develops concepts of music reading. Students practice proper fingering and hand position in the contexts of sight-reading, performance of intermediate repertoire, and execution of scales and simple chord progressions.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. perform sight-reading tasks using proper fingering and hand position;
      2. perform intermendiate repertoire using proper fingering and hand position; and
      3. execute major and minor scales and simple major and minor chord progressions using proper fingering and hand position.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. development of music reading skills
    2. execution of major and minor scales and chord progressions using proper fingering
    3. performance of sight-reading exercises
    4. performance of assigned repertoire
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students are assessed on the basis of active participation and the demonstration of proper hand position and fingering in the contexts of the execution of major and minor scales and chord progressions, sight-reading tasks, and performance of assigned repertoire.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Instructor selects musical repertoire and technical studies. See Course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 1/96; Revised 3/2010