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MUSIC 201


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Credit Hours

(2-0) 2 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
148140August 25, 2014

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Keyboard Skills for Piano Teachers 1


Course Description

This is the first course in the Keyboard Skills for Piano Teachers sequence; it is designed to give piano teachers the necessary keyboard skills for teaching beginning through early intermediate level students. The course will cover technical exercises, harmonization, transposition and sight-reading material using the standards of the Michigan Music Teachers Association, the National Piano Guild and other recognized testing organizations.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Consent of Department.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate scales, arpeggios, chord progressions and technical exercises.
  • Demonstrate how to teach scales, arpeggios, chord progressions and technical exercises through the early intermediate level.
  • Analyze sight reading material through the early intermediate level.
  • Sequence sight reading material through the early intermediate level.
  • Develop keyboard harmonization and transposition programs for early intermediate students.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive musicianship for early intermediate piano study reflecting state and national standards.
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