This is an advanced-level course for the student with at least two semesters of prior applied piano study. Students will learn the intermediate level concepts of piano performance. Topics to be covered will include Dorian and Mixolydian modes, pentatonic scales and performance of a Chopin etude.
Prerequisite: MUS 238
Course Fees - Music: $150.00
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define, identify and perform the Dorian and Mixolydian modes.
- Identify and perform a pentatonic scale.
- Perform on the piano an etude from the literature of Chopin.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. Dorian and Mixolydian Modes A. Define in written form the intervallic structure of Dorian and Mixolydian modes. B. Identify by reading musical notation a Dorian and Mixolydian pattern from the literature. C. Perform a Dorian and Mixolydian modes from any given pitch with two hands in two octaves. II. Pentatonic Scales A. Define in written form the intervallic structure of a Pentatonic scale. B. Identify by reading musical notation patterns from the literature that are composed with pentatonic scales. C. Perform on the piano pentatonic scales from any given pitch with two hands in two octaves. III. Etude A. Compose in written form a log defining the structure of an etude from the literature of Chopin. B. Define orally the performance requirements of the etude. C. Perform on the piano an etude from the literature of Chopin.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
Attendance 15-25% Performance 50-60% Written 20-30% Grade Criteria: A = 90 - 100% B = 80 - 89% C = 70 - 79% D = 60 - 69% F – 0 - 59%
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