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MUS 224 - Class Piano 4

Credits: 3
3 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: MUS 223  

This course builds upon the piano skills and concepts covered in Class Piano 3. It covers diatonic modes, extended chords, melody harmonization and improvisation. Coursework integrates these music theory concepts with piano keyboard technique.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate proper piano playing technique.
  2. Perform major scales, minor scales and diatonic modes.
  3. Distinguish between different types of ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords.
  4. Create multiple accompaniment patterns using lead sheet notation containing extended chords.
  5. Improvise melodies from given chord progressions.
  6. Create harmonic accompaniment from given melodies.
Listed Topics
  1. Diatonic modes
  2. Extended chords
  3. Lead sheet notation
  4. Improvisation
  5. Harmonization
Reference Materials
textbook, sheet music, internet, piano
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014

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