Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section: 001
Day:
MW Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title:
Piano I

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This class is designed for the beginner or the student with minimal training in music. The course may be repeated for up to 9 hrs. credit to continue to advance. Because the course is for college level students, the lessons in basic theory and keyboard technique progress rapidly. A variety of resources are available for individual study, including online listening materials, music dictionaries and theory software. Students prepare individual pieces for in-class performances and may be asked to participate in campus recitals. For practice, students have access to the keyboard lab and on-campus practice rooms. Class time consists of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, coaching and performance.

No experience is required, but students should expect to need 4-6 hours per week preparation time!

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Practical Theory Complete (workbook)
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Theory-Complete-text-S-Feldstein/dp/B0045CSLBE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357498399&sr=1-1&keywords=Practical+Theory+Complete
Practical Theory Complete (workbook)
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Theory-Complete-text-S-Feldstein/dp/B0045CSLBE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357498399&sr=1-1&keywords=Practical+Theory+Complete

And one or more of these: Discovering Piano Literature, Book 1 or 2; Keys to Stylistic Mastery, Book 1 or 2. After the first week of classes, the instructor will advise in the selection of these materials on an individual basis.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Grades: attendance/participation (25%), written assignments and quizzes (25%),
continuous progress on individual projects, including assigned exercises (30%), final performance and/or jury (20%).

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