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MUS 1690  KEYBOARD SKILLS I (1 credit)

Instruction in this course will prepare students for keyboard skills for continued success as a professional musician, teacher or music educator. An emphasis will be placed on the following skills: scales/chords, sight reading, SATB reading, open score reading, improvisation, basic accompaniment, continued development of technical skills through individual piano selections and exciting project using contemporary music. Arrangements of popular music, chord charts and stylistic awareness in regards to the piano will be developed throughout the course. Beginning skills of ensemble playing will be encouraged throughout the semesters. This is a sequential course whereby all students must enroll in fall semester and pass before enrolling in spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 167B (Piano) or equivalent. Permission.