Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Guitar Class for Music Therapists 2

ISGT-232

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: ISGT-231 or by written approval of course instructor
Department: GUIT

Continued development of guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.

Basic Keyboard Techniques 1

ISKB-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Electable by: Electable by:COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: PW-111
Department: PIANO

For non-piano principals. Comping, harmonic continuity. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment. Standard song forms, blues.

Basic Keyboard Techniques 2

ISKB-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Electable by: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-211
Department: PIANO

Continuation of ISKB-211. Advanced comping, voicings, additional melody with accompaniment.

Keyboard Skills for the Writer

ISKB-215

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-212 or PIPN-111
Department: PIANO

A course designed to provide the Professional Writing Division student with the specialized keyboard skills necessary to develop their composition abilities. This course will focus on developing sight-reading skills applicable to score-reading, lead-sheet reading, transposition, etc. Open to piano principals or those who have completed basic keyboard classes.

Keyboard Class 1 for Music Education Majors

ISKB-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED and MTHE majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: PIANO

A graduated piano study for beginning students dealing with note reading, rhythm, and technique. Materials range from separate hand studies to simple two-voice pieces and simple melodies with chordal accompaniment. Technique involves scales and coordination studies with fingering for various two-hand patterns. Introduction to harmonization.

Keyboard Class 2 for Music Education Majors

ISKB-222

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED and MTHE majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-221
Department: PIANO

Coordination studies leading to a simple chorale style. Introduction to transposition of simple melodies with accompaniment (major keys). Continuation of scale studies and chordal patterns relating to harmonization.

Keyboard Class 3 for Music Education Majors

ISKB-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-222
Department: PIANO

Further development of techniques necessary for functional piano playing in public school teaching. Full chorale style with the aid of graduated coordination studies. Emphasis on rhythmicized accompaniment patterns and transposition of material based on standard school music (major keys with secondary dominants). Chorale-type accompaniments based on various styles.

Keyboard Class 4 for Music Education Majors

ISKB-322

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-321
Department: PIANO

Continued use of chorale style materials including some standard public school literature. Further use of simple melodies with rhythmicized chordal patterns in minor keys. Sight-reading of open score vocal arrangements. A complete, simplified supplement for pop music, including melody with chordal accompaniment or chordal progressions with bass line. Standard progression studies.

Keyboard Fundamentals

ISKB-P111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: PIANO

An online keyboard program for non-piano principals designed to give students skills in note reading, chord voicings, rhythmic interpretation, technique, and other instrumental skills. Using video clips, recorded play-alongs, chord-study exercises, weekly recorded assignments, and feedback from the teacher, students will be able to play simple accompaniments, read notes on the grand staff, realize a lead sheet, apply simple voice-leading techniques, and develop hand independence and a familiarity with different styles. Students will acquire the ability to use the keyboard as a resource in learning harmony, ear training, arranging, and technology applications such as notation and sequencing.

Percussion Class for Music Education Majors

ISPC-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

Functional study of percussion instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.

Percussion for Music Therapy

ISPC-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

Introduction to various percussion instruments, rhythms, and techniques that can be used to facilitate drum circles and interactive percussive events for the music therapy patient/client.

String Class for Music Education Majors

ISST-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: STRG

Functional study of string instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.

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