Kodály Musicianship Course
Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm (45 minute class)
This course will review concepts from Kodály Level 1 and 2 (previous courses not required), and will deepen students’ musicianship skills. It will focus on developing singing and aural skills through solfège in the pentatonic scale through songs, rounds, and incorporating melodic ostinati (repeated patterns). It will continue to build music literacy skills with the following rhythms: quarter note, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half note, and whole notes. Students will read, write, compose, and improvise with these notes and rhythms in the major keys C, G, and F. They will conduct in simple meters of 2/4 and 4/4, and will develop inner hearing skills through a variety of exercises. Students will learn musical terminology as well as binary forms of music. Utilizing musical materials, classroom instruments, and body percussion, students will learn an array of songs and instrumental pieces in varying meters, tempos, and keys to continue the development of their musicianship skills. Come experience the joy of music making in Kodály class!
Cost is $275 for 15 classes.
Classes begin Thursday, January 30 – REGISTER HERE
*Ages are listed for generally appropriate levels, but further consideration for class placement will be given as needed, based on a student’s musical experience and learning needs.