MUSIC EDUCATION
COURSE TITLE:: MUS 573 Woodwinds (Single Reeds), Woodwinds (Double Reeds)
CREDIT HOURS: Three credit hours
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The content of this course will cover the single reed and double reed instruments such as the flute, piccolo, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, English horn and contrabassoon. Both notations of pitch, rhythm, and the written language of music will be discussed along with the transposition of these instruments. In addition, tone production, the development of characteristic sounds, embouchure formation, development and control will be covered. The instruments as part of the woodwind family will be discussed. Such features include the range, reed, faults of assembling, holding positions hand positions embouchure formation, tuning, intonation, tone, tonguing and other technical problems. Proper care and maintenance of single and double reed woodwinds will also be emphasized.
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COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:: Mus 312 Single Reeds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)
CREDIT HOURS: One Credit Hour
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In the woodwinds (single reed) basic technical principles are stressed in accordance with the student’s current performance ability. Strategies are chosen or designed thereafter to escalate technical competence developmentally, to maximize the student’s growth and technical proficiency, musical understanding, expressive performance and musical taste. The same degrees of learning strategies are utilized in the areas of acquaintance with stylistic characteristics, musical chronology, and composer variety. In addition, this course is designed and constructed to prepare and educate students to teach the use of woodwind instruments, how to play them to a degree of proficiency and how to demonstrate the instruments at any grade level.
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COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:: Mus 313 Double Reeds (Oboe & Bassoon)
CREDIT HOURS: One Credit Hour
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In the woodwinds (double reeds) basic technical principles are stressed in accordance with the student’s current performance ability. Strategies are chosen or designed thereafter to escalate technical competence developmentally, to maximize the student’s growth and technical proficiency, musical understanding, expressive performance and musical taste. The same degrees of learning strategies are utilized in the areas of acquaintance with stylistic characteristics, musical chronology, and composer variety. In addition, this course is designed and constructed to prepare and educate students to teach the use of woodwind instruments, how to play them to a degree of proficiency and how to demonstrate the instruments at any grade level.
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History of the AAMU Woodwind Ensemble: The Woodwind Ensemble continues to uphold the University motto: "Service is Sovereignty" in that we sometimes view music as a service profession.