Adult Musicianship Classes
January 30-May 22, 2019 (15 classes)
6:00-7:00pm (1 hour class)
This course is for those who are new to singing and reading music, and it will be tailored to the individual needs and goals of the participants. It will continue the curriculum from the fall semester, and welcome new participates to this course. It will lay the foundation of musical skills though singing, reading, and writing a variety of notes and rhythms. Focusing on singing, and building aural skills, participants will learn and practice through solfège in the major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do), with attention to common intervals (thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and sevenths). In order to build music literacy skills, rhythms of quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, half notes, dotted half notes, and whole notes will be covered. A variety of classical and popular songs, rounds, and music from the Odyssey Choir will serve as the repertoire to explore, learn, practice, and sight-read these notes and rhythms. In addition, participants will learn basic conducting patterns in simple meters of 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4. The following musical terminology will also be covered: clef, letter names of the treble clef and bass clef, sharps, flats, staff, stem, note head, time signature, bar line, double bar line, repeat sign, cadence, fermata, staccato, tenuto, and accent.