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Introductory Keyboard Methods
INTRO PNO METH
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 154 CREDITS:  2 FEE:  $164
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The first semester of applied piano instruction for piano music majors. Required as a prerequisite for music major private piano lessons (unless otherwise approved for M160 by audition). Includes a weekly classroom seminar, 12 weekly 50-minute semi-private lessons, and a weekly master class.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Technical skills (scales, arpeggios), pedaling techniques, voicing and balance of musical texture,learning strategies, memorization; application to standard classical repertoire with emphasis on stylistic diversity.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Achieve a clear, basic understanding of piano mechanics and establish a basis for future musical development.
2. Develop musical self-awareness and musical independence.
3. Acquire a basis for determining the role and proportion music will serve in a career choice. 4. Beneift in seeing application of principles in peer performance in the semi-private and master class settings.
5. Develop listening and diagnostic skills with appropriate application to musical principles. 6. Apply knowledge in helping piano peers in lessons and master classes.
REQUIREMENTS: Enrollment in M154 is limited to piano pedagogy majors who meet the minimum entrance level requirements. Admittance is based upon interview and audition to be held the first day of class. Students should be prepared to play 10-15 minutes of their best playing from the representative repertoire (or equivalent level) listed below:

Bach: Two-Part Inventions, easier movements from Suites; Sonatas of appropriate difficiulty by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart (such as Beethoven: Op. 49; Haydn: Sonata in E minor, H. XVI:34; Mozart: Sonata in G Major, K. 283); Mendelssohn; Songs Without Words; Chopin: easier Nocturnes and Waltzes, Mazurkas, Preludes; Bartok: Mikrokosmos, Vol. 6.

Learn, memorize and perform several compositions. Perform selected pieces for piano jury at the end of the semester; practice a minimum of two hours daily, six days per week, outside of class; do written audio and video assignments and readings on keyboard topics with related quizzes; attend and perform in master class and semi-private lessons. Master class and final jury performances will demonstrate the application of knowledge gained. During this semester students should master Level V repertoire requirements, including musical and technical playing commensurate with the literature.
PREREQUISITES: Piano major
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003