Prerequisite: MUIVI 340 with a grade of "C" or better; or have beginning training in playing piano, determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This is the second in a series of four consecutive group piano classes - successful completion of MUIVI 340 with a "C" or better or a comparable experience is required for enrollment. Students will learn ensemble and solo works, acquire basic rhythmic skills, and will develop fundamental keyboard and music theory skills beyond the major and minor five-note patterns. This course is designed for both music majors planning to transfer as well as for students who are studying primarily for personal enjoyment. Specific skills students will develop include sight reading, improvising, listening skills, primary root position triads, hand-over-hand major and minor arpeggios, intervals, fingering, notation, time signatures, dynamics, basic harmonization, major key signatures, and various methods of tone production.