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Piano 1

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Overview

If you’ve ever wanted to play the piano, now is your chance! Sign up for Piano 1 and you’ll learn how to read music, play scales, perform a piece, play duets, discover what musical forms and keys are all about, read a jazz chart and play ensemble music with fellow students. No experience necessary. Required texts: Mastering Music level 1A, Piano Town Lessons Level 1 (available at the CJC Bookstore).

Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
9/22 – 12/1 (10 weeks) no class 11/24

Jeanne Walpole • $415

 

Registration

DEPARTMENT: Piano/Keyboard

COURSE TITLE: Piano 1

COURSE PREREQUISITES: None.

COURSE PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:
Students learn all notes on piano, read notes in 2 clefs and cover the following topics: Scales, triads, intervals, terminology for theory; Circle (or cycle) of 5ths; keys – understanding key signatures – major & minor; transposing; chord progressions and functional harmonic relations; rhythm — understanding time signatures and basic rhythms; writing music on staff; ensemble playing; playing in recital; learning symbols of jazz chart; ear training.

REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS: Mastering Music Level 1A, Janet Vogt AND PIANO TOWN Level 1 Lessons, Keith Snell and Diane Hidy (available at CJC Bookstore)

Jeanne Walpole (piano)

M.A. in Music Theory, San Francisco State U.; M.A. Studies in Piano Manhattan School of Music; B.A., Smith College: studied with Dick Hindman 1990–2003; Pianist, Nordstrom.

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