Course Abstract Details

MUSIC-214, Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 3

Credits: 1

Course Description

MUSIC-214, Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 3, is designed to give the music major the piano skills necessary for a career in music. Subjects studied are: 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/unive+D490rsity concurrently enroll in MUSIC-111 and MUSIC-113. Prerequisite: MUSIC-115. Three hours laboratory each week. One credit. One billable hour. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. learn to recognize and play all secondary dominant chords in major and minor keys (GE 3, PG 1, PG 5) 

2. harmonize simple modulating melodies in all major and minor keys (GE 3, GE 5, PG 1, PG 5) 

3. perform piano compositions in three part form (GE 3, GE 5, PG 1, PG 5) 

4. perform piano compositions in rondo form (GE 3, GE 5, PG 1, PG 5) 

5. perform dominant seventh arpeggios in all keys (GE 3, PG 1, PG 5) 

6. perform diminished seventh arpeggios in all keys (GE 3, PG 1, PG 5) 

7. analyze short piano compositions for formal elements (GE 3, PG 1, PG 3, PG 5)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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