Ear Training Courses


2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department Code: EAR
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

A lab workshop specially designed to improve performers' understanding and mastery of different rhythmic concepts and their application on their instrument into various musical contexts. The students will learn percussion and speaking rhythms, which they will later apply on their own instrument. The course material will be based on different rhythmic approaches based on techniques applied in different cultures around the world, including: African, Indian, and Latin rhythmic systems and vocabulary. The workshop environment will be used to give the students practical examples of rhythmic concepts using prepared literature, specific compositions, audio tracks, and video material. They will practice performing these rhythms both individually and as a group.