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Music Fundamentals 1,2 (5375, 5376)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Approved for the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 This course is not intended to replace or supplement private lessons and may not be repeated unless space permits.
Course Description:
 This two-semester course is designed for students in grades 9–12 who have very limited or no piano-playing experience. In this course, students are introduced to the basic principles of musicianship, as well as standard piano techniques and literature. Students learn how to play fundamental chords and exercises in most keys, and the proper use of the pedals. They also learn the fundamentals of music reading and notation, and how to describe different musical styles using the standard vocabulary of music. They perform in-class recitals of piano music from a variety of historical periods and cultures.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Each site selects its own resources from available instructional media.