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MUAP-1169-001 Piano Elective
One 30-minute lesson per week, minimum three hours of outside practice per week required. Emphasis on basic technique and musicianship, with appropriate literature tailored to the needs/desires of the individual student.
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(1 sem hr; 1/2 hr lesson, 3 hrs practice)
On Campus Course
Music appropriate to the level of the particular student will be assigned at the first lesson or as needed throughout the semester.
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Assignment notebook (spiral or 3 ring binder of any size)
Music as assigned by instructor
After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:
1. Have a basic understanding of musical notation, including the names of notes in the treble/bass clef, rhythmic notation, time signatures, key signatures, and terminology.
2. Play several major scales with each hand with correct fingering.
3. Play several technical exercises.
4. Play at least 4 pieces with correct notes and rhythms for the instructor.
The student will show a continuous, steady improvement in the master of basic technical and musical skills at the piano. Problems of hand coordination, use of pedal, dexterity of the fingers, various touches, and other aspects relative to basic study of the piano will be addressed. By the end of the semester the student will be able to play various technical exercises appropriate to the level of study, and at least four pieces from the piano repertoire as a final examination.
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Consistent, daily practice is essential for improvement of piano skills. Students should practice at least 6 days per week, for a minimum of 60 minutes per day, and a total of 6 to 10 hours weekly.
Each weekly lesson will be graded, according to improvement and effort shown on weekly assignments. Students are expected to practice for 3 to 5 hours per week, divided evenly among the days of the week. Weekly grades will be based on the following criteria:
A Entire assignment learned and presented in a polished manner
B Assignment learned, with a few problems
C Assignment attempted, with many difficulties
D Poorly prepared lesson, with little outside practice demonstrated
F Very poorly prepared lesson, with no outside practice demonstrated; or absent from lesson without prior notification (one unexcused absence is allowed)
The student must contact the instructor prior to the scheduled lesson time to set up a makeup lesson time, at the instructor's discretion.
A final playing exam, consisting of 4 prepared pieces learned throughout the semester as well as appropriate technical material such as scales, will be performed for the instructor during the last lesson of the semester, generally during the final week of the semester. This performance will receive a grade based on the above scale.
The final grade for the course will be determined by averaging all weekly grades, which will be worth 75% of the total grade, and the final exam grade, worth 25% of the final grade.
Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. One unexcused absence will be allowed, without affecting final grade. The second unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F" in the gradebook. Three unexcused absences will result in an "F" for the final grade.
First lesson: Meet with instructor; determine individual goals for semester, choose textbook/music, and receive first practice assignment.
2nd lesson: Prepare the given assignment, and bring all required materials to lesson.
3rd and subsequent lessons: Each upcoming week’s assignment will be determined by the progress demonstrated during the previous week’s lesson.
Final lesson, given during last week of the semester: At least 4 pieces learned throughout the semester, plus appropriate technical exercises such as scales, arpeggios, finger exercises, etc., will be performed for the instructor.
Practice pianos are available:
Piano lab, Room 203: 12 electronic pianos with headphones, available when room is not being used for classes
Practice Rooms: located in Concert Hall south hallway; any rooms that are unlocked and contain a piano are available for individual practice.
Information on Protecting your Hearing Health can be found at: https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/publications/brochures-advisories/nasm-pama-hearing-health/
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