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Class Piano III
Course: MUP231

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: Development of intermediate piano techniques including selected solo literature, transposition of harmonic patterns, and secondary dominants.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform solo and ensemble pieces from the major historical periods. (I)
2. Perform all major and minor scales, three octaves, hands together. (II)
3. Perform major and minor arpeggios, three octaves, hands together. (II)
4. Perform all seventh chords in arpeggiated and blocked form. (II)
5. Perform chord progressions employing supertonic and submediant chords. (II)
6. Perform chord progressions employing secondary dominants and modulation. (II)
7. Improvise accompaniments from lead sheets using various accompaniment patterns. (III)
8. Sight-read etudes, solos, and ensemble pieces. (IV)
9. Sight-read melodies and chord symbols. (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. Expanded solo repertoire of all major historical periods with emphasis on analysis and stylistic performance practice
   B. Duets and ensemble pieces of a more difficult level
II. Technique
   A. All major and minor scales, three octaves, hands together
   B. More advanced etudes employing theory learned
   C. Arpeggios in major and minor keys, three octaves, hands together
   D. All seventh chord qualities: arpeggiated and blocked
   E. Chord progressions using supertonic and submediant chords in major and minor keys
   F. Chord progressions using secondary dominants and modulation
III. Improvisation
   A. Creating a left hand accompaniment for a lead sheet, pop melody, or folk song, using expanded versions of basic accompaniment patterns
   B. Harmonizing a melody using chords in the right hand and octaves in the left hand
IV. Sight reading
   A. Etudes, solo pieces
   B. Ensemble pieces
   C. Patriotic, folk, and pop melodies with left hand chordal accompaniment
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2022

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