Trumpet Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the trumpet. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Trombone Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the trombone. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Guitar Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the guitar. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Guitar Class for Music Therapists 1
Introduction to guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.
Guitar Class for Music Therapists 2
Continued development of guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.
Basic Keyboard Techniques 1
For non-piano principals. Comping, harmonic continuity. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment. Standard song forms, blues.
Basic Keyboard Techniques 2
Continuation of ISKB-211. Advanced comping, voicings, additional melody with accompaniment.
Keyboard Skills for the Writer
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
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
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
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
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.