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MUSC 129  Keyboard Skills  Units: 3.00  
A fundamental keyboard skills course designed for non-keyboard majors.
NOTE Course content will support and coordinate with the traditional diatonic harmonic material covered in MUSC 192/193 but will also include other styles. Successful completion of the course will require a working fluency at the keyboard in sight-reading, melodic and harmonic analysis as well as transcription. Activities will include harmonization, transposition and improvisation.
NOTE Students require previous rudiments and piano experience to take this course.
Learning Hours: 120 (24 Laboratory, 96 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a MUTH or MUSC Specialization Plan) or permission of the School. Recommended MUSC 192/3.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Memorize basic diatonic harmonic progressions.
  2. Realization/harmonization in block chords of elementary figured (also unfigured) bass and/or melodic fragments based on the vocabulary and syntax of the above.
  3. Melody harmonization, transcription, and improvisation using simple accompanimental idioms.
  4. Prepared score reading of keyboard and orchestral excerpts.
  5. Sight-reading of single instrumental lines from orchestral scores employing treble, bass, alto clef, and/or tenor clefs as written or for use in transposition.
  6. Melodic analysis.