MUSE 223: Advanced 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 222 or Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course is a continuation of the skills learned in MUSE 222 at the advanced level and emphasizes further development of those skills. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Execute exercises that facilitate piano performance at a more advanced level.
  • Demonstrate proper fingering and pedal technique in the performance of selected piano literature.
  • Perform medium to advanced piano literature.
  • Incorporate ornaments from the major periods of Western music into interpretation of piano literature

Major Course Content

  1. Review All Major Scales
  2. Review All Minor Scales
  3. Four Octave Arpeggios – Major
  4. Four Octave Arpeggios - Minor
  5. Four Octaves – Major-Minor 7th
  6. Four Octaves – Diminished 7th
  7. Review Use of Pedals – Legato Pedaling
  8. Dominant Seven Chords
  9. Cadences – Transpose to All Keys
  10. Balance Between the Hands
  11. Counterpoint – Bach Two-Part Inventions
  12. Correct Practice Techniques
  13. Extension Fingering and Interval Study
  14. Chromatic Scale
  15. Broken Chord – Alberti Bass
  16. Ornaments, Baroque
  17. Ornaments, Classic
  18. Ornaments, Romantic

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Piano repertoire as assigned
The reading for this course is:

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Research of style interpretation according to literature performed and the summary of findings.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice of assigned literature and technique building exercises.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture