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COURSE TITLE: First Practical, Non-Specialization Subject
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Varies by Instrument
HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Dr. J. J. K. (Kobie) Kloppers
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 1 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The courses MUSI 214, 264, 314, 364 are open to students in the music program and are available in bassoon, cello, clarinet, classical guitar, double bass, flute, French horn, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin and voice. The 414, 464, 514, 564 courses are open in clarinet, flute, French horn, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin and voice. Senior courses in other applied fields will be developed as required.

Prerequisites: MUSI 214 does not have a pre-requisite; the remaining courses require the previous course as the prerequisite or an equivalent
APPROXIMATE LEVEL OF PIECES (FOR PIANO) (Comparable to MUSI 213, 263 but with a more limited scope):
  • Bach: two three-part inventions
  • Sonatas: Mozart K 545 in C; Haydn 1 to 6, XVI, 4-5, 7-9, 10-11; Beethoven
  • Op. 2 No. 1
  • Schubert: Impromptus
  • Bartok: Sonatina
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (FOR PIANO): Hanon finger exercises
    Scales, chords and arpeggios
  • Scales: all major, minor, chromatic and whole-tone; 4-octaves with cadence; thirds, sixth, tenths; contrary motion (major, harmonic minor, chromatic.)
  • Chords: 4 octaves, solid or broken; dominant seventh with inversion
  • Arpeggios: root position and inversion, 4 octaves; dominant seventh
    arpeggios with inversion
    finger independent exercises

  • Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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