MUS 223   Piano Class III* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : MUS 222 or department approval.

This is an intermediate course that provides a basic knowledge of keyboard instruments. Students will learn and review musical terminology, musical notation and symbols, and specific piano-related terminology. Topics covered will include major and minor key signatures; exercises and repertoire using major and minor scales and modes; exercises and repertoire using major, minor, diminished and augmented triads in root position and inversions; chord progressions; ensemble playing of two to four parts; and use of the damper pedal. This course is the continuation of MUS 222. Completion of this course should precede Applied Piano I. This course is designed for students who have completed one year of study or who have completed MUS 222.