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Scoring and Arranging
SCORING/ARR
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 387 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Orchestral and band instruments are discussed, demonstrated, writing techniques discussed and practiced. Students are required to score excerpts for each of five instrument sections: string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and saxophone. Their projects are performed and discussed in class. A final project of scoring for either a symphony or concert band concludes the semester.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Strings
The string orchestra
Bowing and special effects
Problems in transcribing piano music
Woodwinds
The woodwind section
Brass
The brass section
Scoring of chords
Scoring for woodwinds, horns, and strings
The percussion: instruments of definite pitch
The percussion: instruments of indefinite pitch
Scoring for full orchestra
Scoring for symphonic band
Scoring for high schools
Writing score and parts
Foreign names for instruments, orchestral terms
Ranges of instruments
Chamber ensembles
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Become familiar with ranges, transpositions, limitations, and strengths of standard band and orchestra instruments, including voice.
2. Learn effective scoring techniques for each instrument family, with emphasis on scoring for secondary schools.
3. Learn to adapt existing scores for groups of limited resources.
REQUIREMENTS: Preparatory homework as assigned
Scoring projects: string sections, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and saxophone
Final project: full score for symphony or concert band
PREREQUISITES: Music Theory 1 and 2, Music technology OR consent of the instructor
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002