Instrumental Studies

ISBR-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-231
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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

ISBR-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-221
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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

ISGT-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: GUIT

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

ISGT-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: GUIT

Introduction to guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.

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 Code: GUIT

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

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 Code: PIANO

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

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 Code: PIANO

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

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 Code: 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.

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 Code: 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.

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 Code: 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.

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 Code: 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.

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 Code: 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.

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