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Basic Musicianship 50:700:161
Fall 2006 Julianne Baird
Monday and Wednesday 11:15pm - 12:10pm
Fine Arts Building Room 207

Telephone: 856-225-6210
Office hours M-W 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Basic Musicianship is a two-credit course teaching the fundamentals of good musicianship. Among the skills taught are sight singing, rhythm reading, ear training, and conducting, Ear training consists of melodic and rhythmic dictation, and interval perception. There are approximately 26-class meeting this semester. The student is graded each day in class.  Class participation will consist of tapping (individually) certain assigned rhythmic passages correctly or sight singing.  Interval perception and Melodic dictation will be given is part of the exam. Grade is determined by class performance and by the exam which will be conducted both publicly and privately.

Ottman, Robert W.  Music for Sight Singing  6th Edition.

Evidence of Preparation - Acceptable Class Behavior and Deportment - Regular Attendance to class
Each class is worth 5 points.  Attendance earns the student 2 points.  A mediocre showing with the assignment earns a 3.  Good performance earns a 4 and excellent well prepared student will get  5 points per class.  The highest grade possible then is 130 points.  (Thus, if you have been earning perfect scores, you might be able to miss a class later in the semester.) 

Active participation is critical for success in this classroom, and a positive endeavor.

Last updated September 10, 2006