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Course Number:
MUP 191A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Percussion
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Course Description

Provides individual private percussion instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, knowledge of instruments, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to percussion performance.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use an understanding of elementary musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic solo percussion repertory.
  • Use an understanding of elementary music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic solo percussion repertory for performance.
  • Use an elementary understanding of stylistic distinctions in basic solo percussion repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an elementary understanding of percussion instruments to continue to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)

Sightread excerpts of basic level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass
a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.

Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. First Year Required Materials:

    • Snare Drum: Completion of Garwood Whaley’s Musical Studies for the Intermediate Drummer. Basic snare drum rudiments.

    • Mallets: Completion of Garwood Whaley’s Fundamental Studies for Mallets. Major and minor scales and triads. Knowledge of four mallet technique.

    • Tympani: Be able to tune the drums. Knowledge of rolls, legato, and staccato strokes.

    • Percussion Accessories: Knowledge of triangle, tambourine, cymbals, etc.

    • Suggested Repertoire: Selected solos for snare and mallet instrument.

    • Demonstrate percussion basics: Instrument position, grip, striking areas, controlling sound production, tuning, rhythmical and rudimental techniques, phrasing and musicianship.

    • All major and minor scales and triads

    • Demonstrate tambourine regular rolls, thumb rolls, finger playing; maracas,

      claves, cow bell, guiro, triangle, and wood block

    • Sight Reading College Entrance Level Material