This is an advanced-level course for the student with at least three semesters of prior woodwind study. Through written exercises and performance, the student will learn the advanced concepts of woodwind performance. Topics to be covered include pentatonic scale, whole tone scale and melodic contour.
Prerequisite: MUS 263 or placement by instructor
Course Fees - Music: $150.00
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Construct and perform a pentatonic scale
- Construct and perform a whole tone scale.
- Identify, construct, and perform basic melodic contours.
- Compound rhythmic patterns.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. Pentatonic Scale A. Compose a pentatonic scale using musical notation from any given pitch illustrating all the half steps with the proper sharp and flat signs. B. Orally identify the name of each pitch. C. Perform on instrument a pentatonic scale from any given pitch. D. Orally articulate the use of the pentatonic scale in both classical music and in jazz. II. Whole Tone Scale A. Compose a whole tone scale using musical notation from any given pitch using the proper sharp and flat signs. B. Orally identify the name of each pitch. C. Perform on instrument a whole tone scale from any given pitch. D. Orally articulate the use of the whole tone scale in both classical and jazz music. III. Melodic Contours A. Compose a written statement identifying the components of a melody. This must include: 1. Range 2. Shape 3. Conjunct/disjunct B. Identify by reading musical notation the three melody components from the literature of the chosen instrument. C. Aurally identify the three melody components from any given recording and/or live performance. D. Perform on instrument a melody from the chosen instrument repertoire. E. Compose a graph illustrating the three components from the melody performed above. IV. Compound Rhythmic Patterns A. Compose a written diagram illustrating the construction of compound rhythms. B. Identify by reading musical notation compound rhythmic patterns. C. Aurally identify compound patterns. D. Perform on instrument compound patterns from the chosen instrument repertoire. E. Orally articulate the difference between duple/triple simple patterns and compound patterns.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
1. Written Exam: pentatonic scale, whole tone scale, melodic contour, compound rhythmic patterns - 20% of grade. 2. Listening Exam: same areas - 30% of grade. 3. Performance Exam: same areas - 50% of grade. Grading Criteria: 90% - 100% = A 80% - 89% = B 70% - 79% = C 60% - 69% = D Below 60% = F
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