MUSI 199 - Musicianship II
(4 hours) Pre-requisites: MUSI 131 and 132 or 198 or placement based on Musicianship placement exam.
This course is the second 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 II focuses on increasing fluency and complexity 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; singing and dictating diatonic melodies in major and minor keys; and voice-leading. Musicianship II also continues the exploration of the relationship of music to the Christian faith. New topics introduced are the recognition and dictation of harmonic and small-scale formal structures; intermediate-to-advanced uses of music notation and analysis software; transcription of entire musical works and movements; single-hearing dictation exercises; analysis of harmonic and formal structures; hermeneutics; analysis of pop/rock and contemporary Christian worship music; text-music relationships; and and introduction to writing about music.
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