GEORGETOWN COLLEGE Department of Music 160 Applied Music (1 hour), Syllabus, Fall/Spring 2011-12 Dr. Sonny Burnette; Office: NMB 12 Office phone: 502-863-8112 E-mail: Sonny_Burnette@georgetowncollege.edu http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/music/burnette/index.html COURSE DESCRIPTION: Applied saxophone instruction for Electives. To study privately, applied students must participate in a primary ensemble (Symphonic Band). TEXTBOOK: See repertoire syllabus for a breakdown of literature/etudes to be studied during the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. You will be expected to purchase (or borrow) music as assigned by the professor. Anything borrowed from me must be turned in at the end of the semester, unless other arrangements have been made, or your grade will be withheld. For scale studies, the following should be obtained from The Store: Saxophonists: COLLEGIATE EDITION SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR SAXOPHONE (The above collections are designed to span a four-year period of study.) Also available at The Store (and required): Schirmer Pronouncing Pocket Manual of Musical Terms, 5th ed., Ed. Theodore Baker (ISBN: 0-8256-9390-X). (optional) COURSE OBJECTIVES and LEARING OUTCOMES: (1) To provide a foundation for musical development through the study of scales and other technical patterns. (2) To stimulate technical development through the study of etudes. (3) To encourage the maturation of musicianship via the in-depth study of a broad range of representative literature. (4) To develop sight reading and interpretive skills via the performance of duets. Specifically, the student will be able to: (5) research information about the works and composers studied, (6) define Italian performance terminology and other musical symbols, (7) provide a brief oral synopsis of the history of the saxophone, (8) produce a good tone quality on the instrument, (9) sight-read music at an appropriate skill level for the performer. REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE: (1) Come to each lesson prepared, with equipment in working order. (2) Practice a minimum of one hour per day (6 hrs./wk.). (3) First-year students maintain an accurate log of practice time, which may be checked at any lesson. COURSE OUTLINE: Assigned material from repertoire syllabus. EVALUATION: Practice Habits 15%, Technical Progress (scales & etudes) 20%, Tone Quality & Intonation 20%, Literature 20%, Attendance at Lessons 5%, Recital Attendance 10%, Jury Grade 10%. You are expected to attend every lesson. In the event of illness, please notify me in advance if you are unable to attend and a make-up will be scheduled. In the event of a no-show, a make-up will not be scheduled and you will receive a zero for the week in each category! Various saxophone journals are available in the library. Please read them! First-semester students will be asked to maintain a weekly practice log.
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