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
1/12 – 3/16 (10 weeks)
Jeanne Walpole • $415
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.