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Class Piano II
Course: MUP132

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lec + Lab   1.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Continuation of Piano I with emphasis on elementary piano techniques including major and minor scales, transposition, improvisation, and sight reading.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform solo and ensemble pieces from the major historical periods. (I)
2. Play all major scales, two octaves with hands together. (II)
3. Play minor scales, one octave with hands together. (II)
4. Perform primary chord progressions in all major and minor keys using inversions. (II)
5. Perform major and minor arpeggios, two octaves, hands together. (II)
6. Play dominant seventh chords in all inversions. (II)
7. Improvise accompaniments to pop tunes, arias, and fold melodies. (III)
8. Sight read traditional repertoire, patriotic songs, and jazz/pop material. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Repertoire
   A. Repertoire of all major historical periods with emphasis on performance practices
   B. Duets
   C. Ensemble pieces
II. Technique
   A. All major scales, two octaves, hands together
   B. Harmonic minor scales, one octave, hands together
   C. Primary chord progressions with inversions
   D. Simple etudes with emphasis on scales, chords, and clusters
   E. Dominant seventh chords with inversions
   F. Modes
   G. Accompaniment patterns
      1. Waltz bass
      2. Jump bass
      3. Alberti bass
      4. March bass
III. Improvisation
   A. Improvisation of simple pieces using modal and tonal five-note patterns, chords, and clusters
   B. Harmonization of folk, pop, and traditional melodies using all major and minor triads and dominant seventh chords, employing various accompaniment patterns
   C. Harmonize a melody using a fake sheet
IV. Sight reading
   A. Folk, pop, and traditional melodies with simple chordal accompaniments in root position
   B. Harmonization of melodies using primary chords with inversions
   C. Traditional repertoire, patriotic songs, and jazz/pop material
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2022

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