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Woodwind Pedagogy
WOODW PED
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 469 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

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 the student retains as a reference source. Concentration is on fundamental and advanced concepts of woodwind playing and various aproaches to teaching these concepts. Focus is kept on success in the private teaching studio.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: General philosophies of woodwind pedagogy
Teaching breath support
Applications of instructional format
Motivation
Teaching practice techniques and problem solving
Teaching counting
Lesson structure and sequence of methods
Histories and acoustics of woodwind instruments
Simple repair, maintenance, and adjustments
Teaching fundamentals:
Reed making and adjustments
Embouchure
Vocal tract
Articulation
Finger control
Dynamics and phrase endings
The process of register change
Altissimo
Intonation adjustment
Vibrato
Specialized techniques
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Be better prepared to guide young woodwind players through their development correctly and exeditiously.
REQUIREMENTS: Reading of reserve sources that apply to the studentís primary instrument
Complete annotated card file on all of the reserve sources
Outline a course of study (methods) for the studentís instrument
Teach at least three times in front of the class
Prepare and present weekly reports on assigned topics
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Music 372A, Woodwind Methods.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002