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Bluegrass Ensemble
BLUEGRASS ENS
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 344 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Accompanies American Folk Ensemble on campus and tours.
DESCRIPTION: Class meets two hours per week. The purpose of this class is to provide music for the American Folk Ensemble (Clogging Team).
TOPICS: Band learns to play in a bluegrass and country style
OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn better skills on individual instrument
2. Develop consistent steady rhythm and ability to stay together.
3. Develop better ear-training skills.
4. Learn basic music theory, particularly chords and chord progressions
5. Learn a variety of styles of folk music: bluegrass, old-time fiddle/dance tunes, western, and "country."
6. Learn to transcribe music from audio tape.
7. Learn about the history of bluegrass music--original American music.
8. Gain an understanding of "live" and multi-track recording.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attend class each time and arrive punctually
2. Prepare individual parts according to schedule
3. Attend performances
4. Complete special project
5. Complete one-page report in an area of the history of bluegrass
6. Keep practice log.
PREREQUISITES: Ability to play bluegrass instrument, sing, and have consent of director.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001