Courses

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

Timbale Playing Styles 1

ILPH-P365

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 2
Department: PERC

An introduction to timbale playing that will cover the history of the instrument from its Creole origins when it was still a timpani, to the contemporary timbale set-up: three cowbells, bass drum, cymbals, jam-block, and snare. This course will cover danzón, cha-cha, mambo, pilon, Mozambique, traditional salsa, and songo styles. With each style, the student will learn to play a tune in that genre and study stylistically appropriate patterns, fills, and solo material. This course is highly recommended for drum set principals who wish to improve their overall understanding of Latin music though adaptation of timbale playing concepts to the drum set.

Mallet Lab 1

ILPM-121

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Hand percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

A mallet-keyboard lab for percussion principals with no prior mallet experience. Development of basic skills required including grips, stroke, pedaling, dampening, sight-reading, basic four-mallet technique, scales, and arpeggios.

Mallet Lab 2

ILPM-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Vibraphone principal non-PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPM-121 or by audition
Department: PERC

A mallet-keyboard performance lab for Percussion Department principals with some basic grounding in mallet work, including grips, scales, and reading experience. In this lab, the student will begin to address broader melodic, harmonic, and technical issues involved in mallet playing, including the continuation of four-mallet technique applied to basic harmonic progressions.

Mallet Keyboard Musicianship

ILPM-231

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: Marimba and orchestral percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: Hand percussion, vibraphone, and orchestral percussion principals
Prerequisites: HR-112 and ILPM-121
Department: PERC

This class is designed for the non-improvising player to develop musicianship skills by concentrating on the integration of harmony, melody, rhythm, and dynamics through the analysis and performance of music ranging from Bach to the present.

Marimba Transcription and Repertoire

ILPM-341

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Marimba principal MUED, PERF, and PROM majors
Electable by: Marimba, orchestral percussion, and vibraphone principals
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: PERC

A lab emphasizing skills essential for marimbists and percussionists to develop a personalized repertoire and contribute to performance literature for the marimba. Students will learn to adapt music for the marimba from sources such as lead sheets; music for violin, guitar, and harp; and transcribed recordings. Works composed for the marimba will also be studied and performed.

Keyboard Lab – Reading 1

ILPN-111

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

Instrumental laboratory for piano principals emphasizing reading studies in a variety of idioms. This course increases sight-reading abilities through exposure to traditionally notated materials.

Keyboard Lab – Reading 2

ILPN-112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-111 or overall ensemble rating 2
Department: PIANO

Continuation of ILPN-111. Instrumental laboratory for piano principals emphasizing more challenging reading studies in a variety of idioms. This course increases sight-reading abilities through exposure to traditionally notated materials.

Keyboard Lab – Comping 1

ILPN-121

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

Instrumental laboratory for piano principals emphasizing comping studies and the application of these techniques to a variety of idioms. Recorded material for play-along purposes.

Keyboard Lab – Comping 2

ILPN-122

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-121 or overall ensemble rating 2
Department: PIANO

Continuation of ILPN -121. Instrumental laboratory for piano principals emphasizing more challenging comping studies and the application of these techniques to a variety of idioms. Recorded materials for play-along purposes.

Keyboard Lab – Chart Reading

ILPN-213

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-113 and ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO

Practical training in the kind of reading and comping skills necessary for successful ensemble participation, such as introductions, endings, fills, notational practices, and style awareness. Recorded material for play-along purposes.

Keyboard Lab – Advanced Comping

ILPN-224

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO

Continuation of ILPN-122 emphasizing more advanced voicing techniques. Instrumental laboratory for piano principals emphasizing comping studies, including rhythm, and the application of these techniques to the jazz idiom. Recorded material for play-along purposes.

Accompaniment Techniques for the Singer/Pianist

ILPN-227

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals and SONG majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-212 or PIPN-112
Department: PIANO

Practical intermediate keyboard skills for self-accompanying vocalists and singer/songwriters. Focuses on rhythm, voicing, registration, and overall arrangement. Enhancement of individual performance skills and repertory through study and critiqued performance of musical examples drawn from appropriate contemporary styles.

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