Introductory Class Piano I
- Sight Reading
- To recognize and play notes on the staff
- To recognize and play notes on ledger lines
- To recognize and play intervals and triads at random
- To play short melodies, hands separately and hands together
- To transpose simple pieces, hands separately, up or down a major second, minor second, major third or minor third, using the principles of vertical and horizontal transposition; recognition of intervals and melodic patterns
- Development of individual finger control by the use of exercises
- Scales – modal, major, natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, using tetrachord fingering, one octave. The scales will be played with legato, portato and staccato touch
- Triads – major and minor, root position and inversions, solid and broken form, one octave, hands separately, legato touch
- Keyboard Harmony
- Simple improvisation
- Triad construction: major and minor
The instruction will be by lecture, demonstration, and supervised practice.
The grade will be calculated on the basis of progress made in the various aspects of the course as follows:
|Regularly scheduled quizzes (minimum of 4)||20%|
*Frequent, short evaluations are designed to give feedback on newly learned material and skills, and will include demonstrations of tasks as outlined in the course content.
As this is a skill-oriented course, regular attendance is required in order to develop fluent keyboard skills. Therefore, 100% attendance is desired. The failure to attend regularly will result in reduction of a final grade as shown below:
- 4 unexcused absences: minus 10%
- 8 unexcused absences: minus 15%
- students who miss 30% or more of scheduled class time will receive a final grade of UN (unofficial withdrawal)
At the end of the course, the successful student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of, and skills in, the fundamentals of keyboard sight reading, transposition, technique, phrasing and articulation, and repertoire.
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. Example: current edition, Mach, Elyse. "Contemporary Class Piano" Oxford UP, New York.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for MUSC 1106|
|Athabasca University (AU)||DOUG MUSC 1106 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1206 (2) = AU MUSI 2XX (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU MUS 114 (1)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||No credit|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||No credit|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MUSI 1XXX (1.5)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GE 1XX (2)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EDCI 1XX (1)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||Individual audition required|