Keyboard Studio

This course teaches basic piano skills to the aspiring singer, pianist, keyboardist, or music producer in a class setting. During class time, each student is provided with their own keyboard and headphones; students are expected to practice outside of class using Naropa's practice rooms. Students learn chords, keys, riffs, and improvisational techniques specific to modern genres: pop; rock; jazz; soul; Latin; and so forth. In turn, students learn to read basic piano music and how to play from chord charts and "fake" books. Throughout the course, MIDI is utilized to record tracks to the computer for both music production and notational purposes. By the end of the course, students will know how to play in a variety of basic musical genres and how to use the keyboard to create music with a computer.
Course Number: MUS140
Units: 3.0