2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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MUSC 181 Beginning Class Piano (1 credit)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities with Performance; General Transfer Elective
Formerly MUSIC 120

Course Description
Basic introduction to playing piano by establishing good reading habits, rhythmic competency and learning the basic fundamentals of music theory.

Student Outcomes
1. Read notes on the grand staff and identify them on the keyboard.
2. Play easy pieces in the C, G, and F positions.
3. Interpret elements of basic music theory including time signatures, notation, tempo markings, and chords.
4. Define musical terms, and identify melodic and harmonic intervals.
5. Build and play three major scales and their chord progressions (I-IV-V7).
6. Perform two solo recital pieces for fellow students.
7. Identify simple musical forms.

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