Course : Brass Instruments
- Course Number
- MUSC 3161
- Section Number
- Spring 2019
- Dr. Christopher Vivio
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- To provide each student with the skills and knowledge necessary to instruct beginning, intermediate and advanced students in brass wind instrument performance and pedagogy.
- To assist each student in attaining a basic level of performance on trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba with an emphasis on characteristic tone and technique development.
- To provide each student with a basic understanding of the history, repertoire and performance demands of each of the five major brass wind instruments.
Topics, discussions, and handouts will address:
- Harmonic Series
- Tone production
- Instrument care
- Minor maintenance/repairs
- Popular methods and studies for each instrument
- Teaching resources for educators of Brass instruments
- Anatomy of Brass instruments
- History of Brass instruments
- To assist the student in the attaining the ability to accept, amend, or reject methods and materials based on personal assessment of specific teaching situations.
To assist the student in attaining the ability to assess aptitudes, experiential backgrounds, orientations of individuals and groups of students, and the nature of subject matter, and to plan educational programs to meet assessed needs
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A 100 – 90
B 89 – 80
C 79 – 70
D 69 – 60
F 59 and below
Assignments, classwork, participation 40%
Written Tests 1 & 2 (2 @ 15% each) 30%
Playing Tests 30%
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