Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument.
Continuation of PFET-376.
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.
Being able to quickly learn music by ear and retain it, to accurately play or sing what you are hearing in your head, and to recognize and respond to what others play in real time are among the mos
The study of the bass in the styles of Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, experimental, fusion, and others.
A study of the history of brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba) in American music. Emphasis is on the performance styles of major players, including Herbert L.
A survey of contemporary guitar players and styles as well as related doubling instruments. Emphasis on major players and various styles through tapes and transcriptions.
A study of the development of the jazz drummer from its early period through the 1960s. Analysis through recordings and transcriptions of various playing styles.
A survey of the development of contemporary drumming styles. This course is a historical and stylistic continuation of PFSS-341.
A study of the history and development of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular focus on hand percussion playing.
A study of the history and development of the art of jazz piano and the lives and times of the artists themselves.
An overview of the history of contemporary string playing, with special emphasis on the work of major innovators: Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, and others.
A historical study of the development of the jazz vocalist and jazz vocal styles. Listening and style analysis through use of recordings and assigned student participation and performances.
The analysis of the history of woodwind instruments (saxophone, flute, clarinet) in jazz. Emphasis is placed on the various styles of major players.
The analysis of saxophone styles in the R&B lineage including players associated with smooth jazz, funk, blues, soul jazz, acid jazz, soul, pop, and fusion styles.
This course will survey and analyze a number of styles that form the bedrock of American popular music. These styles include blues, gospel, folk, country, Cajun, tejano, and Native American.
Historical listening and performance class covering the tributaries of Bill Monroe's music (old time country music, blues, and swing) and tracing the development of the styles from 1945 to the
This course will address student adjustment to the experiences associated with an urban college: self-direction and learning, time management, decision-making, problem-solving, personal issues, and
A course designed to familiarize ProfessionalMusic majors with the fundamentals of computertheory and operation, using the Apple Macintoshplatform.
This course represents a step-by-step approach to the essential elements of effective records.