Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog
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MUS 120 - Concert Band I

1 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature. Includes mind and body control, scales, and ensemble performance.

Information: All interested students are welcome to register. Students will audition for placement within the ensemble. May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets - CTE - A&H.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate basic interpretation of instrumental literature.
  2. Demonstrate basic motor skills.
  3. Demonstrate rhythmic proportional knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate proper ensemble techniques: balance, intonation, and timbres.

  1. Interpretation of Literature
    1. Personal experiences of literature
    2. Recognition of music as an art form
    3. Compositional techniques
    4. Musical eras and styles
  2. Mind and Body Control
    1. Mental intensity towards objectives
    2. Technical control over the instrument
  3. Scales
  4. Ensemble Performance
    1. Importance of good group dynamics
    2. Proper musical balance
    3. Art of aural perception, intonation, instrumental tendencies, proper embouchure, and tone production

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