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MUSIC 114 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 1

Number of Credits: 1
Develop the keyboard skills necessary for a career in music. Explore sight reading, transposition, improvisation, harmonization, scale fingerings, arpeggio fingerings, and choral and instrumental score reading. It is recommended that students planning to transfer to a music program at a four-year college/university concurrently enroll in MUSIC-110 and MUSIC-112. Prerequisite: exemption/completion both ENG-001 and MUSIC-105. Three hours laboratory each week. One credit. One billable hour. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

  (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours laboratory each week. One Credit. One billable hour.

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of ENG 001  and MUSIC 105  
Co-requisite(s): concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 110   andMUSIC 112  
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop familiarity with the piano keyboard (PG1, PG5)
  2. Develop a reading knowledge of basic pitch and rhythmic notation (GE3, PG1, PG5)
  3. Learn to play the following chord progressions in all keys (GE3, PG1, PG5)
  4. Harmonize and improvise simple melodies of a 5-finger pattern (GE3, GE5, PG1, PG5)
  5. Develop good hand position and finger dexterity (PG1, PG5)
  6. Perform all major scales and minor scales to include Am, Em, Dm, and Bm (GE3, PG1, PG5)
  7. Sight-read simple melodies and songs (GE3, GE5, PG1, PG5)
  8. Play major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads in root position with recognition of inversions (GE3, PG1, PG5)

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