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Percussion Pedagogy
PERC PED
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 470 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Students meet in a seminar situation; that is, one meeting per week in which assignments are made and student work (the fulfillment of assignments) is presented to the class aurally and in writing. Faculty guided studies, i.e., the assignments and reports, are collected in a notebook that the student will retain as a reference source. Concentration is on fundamental and advanced concepts of percussion playing and various aproaches to teaching these concepts. Focus is kept on success in the private teaching studio.
DESCRIPTION: Students meet in a seminar situation; that is,one meeting per week in which assignments are made and student work (the fulfillment of assignments) is presented to the class aurally and in writing. Faculty guided studies, i.e., the assignments and reports, are collected in a notebook that the student will retain as a reference source. Concentration is on fundamental and advanced concepts of percussion playing and various aproaches to teaching these concepts. Focus is kept on success in the private teaching studio.
TOPICS: 1) The Beginning Percussion Program
2) The Family of Percussion Instruments
3) Percussion Instruments
a. Snare Drum
b. Field Drum/Tenor Drum
c. Tom-Toms and Roto-Toms
d. Concert Bass Drum
e. Cymbals
f. Suspended Cymbal
g. Accessory Percussion Instruments
i. Latin-American Accessory Instruments
ii. Concert Accessory Instruments
h. Specialized Instruments
i. Latin-American Instruments
j. Timpani
k. Keyboard Percussion Instruments
l. Drum Set
4) Marching Percussion
5) Electronic Percussion Instruments
6) Organization
7) Maintenance of Percussion Instruments
8) Pedagogical Materials
a. Method Books
b. Videos
c. Publishers
d. Ensemble Music
e. Instrument Symbols and Terms
f. Mallet Selection Guide
OBJECTIVES: The requisite knowledge and skill for successful private instruction on woodwind instruments, mainly, but not exclusively, concerning the student's primary performance medium, will be increased. Students completing this course will be better prepared to guide young percussion players through their developemnt correctly and expeditiously.
REQUIREMENTS: Class attendance, teaching in front of the class, preparation and presentation of weekly reports.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Music 374B.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002