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MUS. 205 History, Theory and Practice: Piano and the Keyboard

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Course Description

An introductory exploration of piano and keyboard music in Western classical and popular music cultures, with a focus on historical context, music theory, and beginning piano literature. Students will develop critical thinking skills through exploration of cultural and historical contexts that influenced the creation of specific genres and/or pieces of keyboard music. In addition, students will learn beginning piano performance skills for a "hands on" experience of the traditions they explore, with an emphasis on creative problem solving skills. Concert attendance may be required.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 40-45
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)