Liberal Arts > Music

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces the piano, including instruction in note reading, technique, theory and easy repertoire. Students work in a laboratory setting, each using their own electronic piano.


II: Course Objectives

By the completion of the class, the students should, with 75% accuracy:

  • Be able to read music in three major keys: C,F,G
  • Know how to play two octave major scales in the key of C
  • Play I, IV, V7 keyboard harmony chords in C,F,G
  • Coordinate melodies with I,IV, and V7 harmonies.
  • Use the damper pedal
  • Identify intervals by number
  • Create major scales starting on any note of the piano
  • Identify and write sharp and flat major key signatures
  • Transpose
  • Perform rhythms using whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth and sixteenth notes.

III: Course Linkage

This course fulfills the Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that students:

  • Know the subject matter to a level that is appropriate for a musical theater degree
  • Can succeed at their transfer institutions
  • Posses an understanding of the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the fine arts or performing arts.
  • Develop their personal creative capabilities
  • Appreciate the unique role that the fine arts and humanities have in the development of cultural values
  • Desire to participate in cultural or artistic events

Scheduled MUS-111 classes:

Fall 2019