MUSI 198 - Musicianship I
(4 hours) Pre-requisite: MUSI 130 or successful passing of Entrance Exam.
This course is the first of a four-part sequence devoted to the development of foundational musicianship skills. The goal of the Musicianship course sequence is for each student to be able to think critically and in detail about Western musical structures, and to communicate clearly and persuasively about them. This goal necessitates fluency or competence in musical notation, analysis, model composition, performance, dictation and transcription, and writing about music. Musicianship I focuses on gaining fluency in the reading and writing of Western musical notation in three clefs; movable-do solfege in major and (do-based) minor keys; identifying (by sight and by ear), performing, and conducting simple and compound meters; the reading and writing of Gary Karpinski’s protonotation; singing and dictating diatonic melodies in major and minor keys; fundamental terms, concepts, and structures—such as scales, keys, intervals, triads, and rhythmic patterns; voice-leading; and an introduction to music software. Musicianship I also begins an exploration of what it means to be a Christian musician.
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