Study music fundamentals such as note reading, rhythm, and theory; piano techniques and interpretation; methods for analyzing music and developing good practice habits; sight reading; and ensemble playing on electric pianos. Text required.
Class Piano II begins with a review of Class Piano I and covers major and minor scales; intervals up to an octave; accompaniment styles; ABA form; syncopation; secondary chords; pedaling; other scale forms; harmonizing with i, iv, and V7 in minor; jazz styles; 2-hand accompaniments; and major and minor 7th chords. Emphasis is on basic functional skills, such as reading, harmonizing, playing by ear and improvising, along with basic technique, elementary repertoire, and music theory (written). Class includes lecture, group, and individual performance, with some individualized instruction. Outside practice is required. Text: Contemporary Class Piano, 7th ed. by Elyse Mach.
Learn contemporary guitar techniques with an emphasis on reading notated music, chord symbols, and chord diagrams. Classes include ensemble and solo performance of assigned pieces as well as music with a more improvisational approach. For the adult student ages 16 and up. Includes textbook.