MUSE 121: Elementary Piano II

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Prerequisite: MUSE 120.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Continuation of skills and techniques learned in MUSE 120. Emphasis on reading skills, major scales, compound meters, ensemble playing, harmonization, and elementary classical keyboard literature. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • play major scales in all keys
  • play elementary classical pieces
  • participate in ensemble playing

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction and Course Overview
  2. Major Scales in the Sharp Keys
  3. Major Scales in the Flat Keys
  4. Review Major Scales in all Keys
  5. Introduction and Exercises in Compound Meters
  6. Introduction to Ensemble Playing
  7. Ensemble Playing
  8. Introduction to Keyboard Harmonization
  9. Keyboard Harmonization
  10. Introduction to Classical Piano Literature
  11. Classical Piano Literature
  12. Preparation for Final Playing Examination
  13. Final Written and Playing Examination

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Supplemental music literature

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Style period research, composer and interpretation.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice the following skills: Major scales Minor scales Triads: major, minor, diminished, augmented Chord reading Note per note practice of selected literature

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture