SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2018 11:47:43 AMMUSCP 11A Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 11ATitle:  CLASS PIANO 1  
Full Title:  Class Piano 1
Last Reviewed:3/25/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.006 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course develops keyboard technique by emphasizing music-reading fluency, functional skills, technical facility, and performance of beginning-level piano literature.  Designed for Music majors requiring piano proficiency while also providing non-majors and enrichment students an opportunity to study piano in an atmosphere of academic rigor. (The curriculum of MUSCP 11A corresponds to the materials of MUSC 2A.)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MUSC 1 OR the ability to read music and some prior keyboard experience. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 2A and MUSC 3A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course develops keyboard technique by emphasizing music-reading fluency, functional skills, technical facility, and performance of beginning-level piano literature. Designed for Music majors requiring piano proficiency while also providing non-majors and enrichment students an opportunity to study piano in an atmosphere of academic rigor.   (The curriculum of MUSCP 11A corresponds to the materials of MUSC 2A.)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of MUSC 1 OR the ability to read music and some prior keyboard experience. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 2A and MUSC 3A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize fundamental concepts of music and apply them to the performance of beginning-level repertoire on the piano.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Play piano with both hands with appropriate technique.
2. Read bass and treble clefs.
3. Identify and interpret the symbols of music notation.
4. Read and perform melodies, intervals, chords, and rhythm.
5. Play major, minor, augmented, diminished and seventh chords, and arpeggios.
6. Play scales in 2 octaves up to 4 sharps and flats.
7. Sight-read with both hands at an elementary level.
8. Perform beginning-level piano repertoire.
9. Apply functional harmony skills in order to harmonize melodies and to improvise at an elementary level.
10. Evaluate own performance and the performance of others to develop critical listening skills.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Technique and Theory
    A. Using of firm attack of the fingers and the weight of the arm
    B. Use of the damper pedal
    C. Changing dynamics
    D. Legato vs. staccato
    E. Blocked intervals within the octave
    F. Understand the circle of 5ths
    G. Major and minor scales up to 4 sharps and flats
    H. Primary and seven scale degree harmonies
    I. Major, minor, augmented, diminished triads (blocked and broken)
II.  Music Reading
    A. Bass and treble clefs
     B. Rhythmic notation in simple and compound meters
    C. Melodies, intervals, and chords with both hands
    D. Perform beginning-level piano repertoire
III.  Functional Skills
    A. Harmonizing a melody with blocked primary chords
    B. Improvising short melodies in five-finger patterns
    C. Transposing melodies in five-finger patterns
IV.  Repertoire and Performance
    A. In-class performance of assigned pieces that use the elements listed above
    B. Developing performance skills and proper stage deportment
V.  Practice
    A. Developing most efficient practice procedures
    B. Analyzing music for form, rhythms, pitch, and fingering

Assignments:
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Technique/Theory/Music Reading
1.  All major and minor five-finger patterns in various rhythms.
2.  Major and minor scales, hands together (one octave).
3.  Chord progressions using I, IV, V, and V7 chords.
4.  Major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads, blocked and broken, hand over hand.
5.  Sight read beginning-level pieces.
6.  Sight read simple score examples in two parts.
7.  Worksheets in music theory and notation.
 
Functional Skills
1.  Harmonize diatonic melodies using tonic, dominant, and subdominant chords.
2.  Transpose harmonized melodies to closely related keys.
3.  Improvise diatonic melodies.
 
Repertoire
1.  Prepare three or more assigned pieces for performance in class.
2.  Demonstrate effective practice methods.
 
Final exam by individual appointment testing sight reading, technique, and functional skills.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Harmonizing melodies, transposition, improvisation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 75%
Sight reading, technique evaluations, in-class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation, worksheets


Representative Textbooks:
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Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1.  Olson, Lynn Freeman.  Alfred: 2006
 
PianoLab, An Introduction to Class Piano (7th). Lindeman, Carolynn A. Thomson/Schirmer (Cengage): 2011
 
Piano For Pleasure, Concise. Hilley, Martha and Olson, Lynn Freeman.  Cengage: 2010
 
Progressive Class Piano (2nd). Heerema, Elmer.  Alfred: 1984 (classic text).
 
Scale Book: Piano Technique. Glover, David Carr. G. Schirmer: 1986 (classic text).

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