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MUS 499 POP - Proseminar in Music - Popular Music Styles-Pianists

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special preparation in specialized fields of musicology, composition-theory, performance, and music education. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in music or music education; consent of instructor.

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TOPIC: "Popular Music Styles for Pianists." This course introduces elementary to advanced concepts of playing popular musical styles including Blues, Folk, Motown/R&B, Soul, Rock, Heavy Metal, Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, Folk, Great American Songbook, Disney, etc. through listening and playing music in these styles. We will explore how to play piano versions of songs that were originally performed by popular music groups and artists including guitar-led styles and groups using drums. Prerequisite: Admission in music as a piano, organ, harpsichord, accompanying, jazz or conducting major; or enrollment in MUS 164, 174 or 431 equivalent; or consent of instructor.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring


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