Saxophone: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Arpeggios

  • Arpeggios in Sharp and Flat Keys
  • Reeds
  • Performance Review Preparation

Lesson 2: The Pentatonic Scale

  • Sharp Key Pentatonic Scales
  • Flat Key Pentatonic Scales

Lesson 3: New Notes

  • Quadruplets in Compound Meter
  • High F♯ key
  • Low A key (Baritone Saxophone)

Lesson 4: The Blues

  • Blues Form
  • Blues Scale
  • Improvisation

Lesson 5: Trills

  • Famous Saxophonists
  • Trills

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument with neck strap
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Reeds
  • Swab & cork grease (should come with instrument)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

Saxophone: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW

Lesson 1: Basics 1 Scale Review

  • Articulation Review
  • Embouchure Review
  • Long Tones

Lesson 2: Expressive Markings

  • Key Signatures
  • Notation
  • Dynamics
  • Notation Instructional Terminology

Lesson 3: Sharp Key Major Scales

  • New Scales: E, B, F♯, C♯
  • Patterns for New Scales
  • Saxophone History

Lesson 4: Flat Key Major Scales

  • Classical Saxophonists
  • New Scales: E♭, A♭, D♭, G♭
  • Patterns for New Scales

Lesson 5: The Chromatic Scale

  • Chromatic Scale Exercises
  • Rhythm Study: Quarter-note Triplets

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument with neck strap
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Reeds
  • Swab & cork grease (should come with instrument)
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

 

French Horn: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Mahler 1 in A Major

  • Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st movement excerpt
  • A Major Scale
  • Mahler excerpt—1st horn part
  • Listening assignment

Lesson 2: Schubert in G Major

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement
  • Ranger
  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement improvisation
  • Listening assignment

Lesson 3: Weber in G Major

  • Weber Overture
  • Low range
  • Composition assignment
  • Listening assignment

Lesson 4: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
  • Chunking rhythm
  • History—Tchaikovsky
  • Volume and intonation

Lesson 5: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in B-flat Major

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement trio
  • Articulation
  • Transposition
  • Listening assignment
  • History—Symphony No. 3

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon likethis or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.

French Horn: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Frère Jacques in B-flat Major

  • Revisiting Basics 1
  • Frère Jacques
  • Frère Jacques improvisation
  • B-flat major scale
  • History—studio horn playing in Los Angeles

Lesson 2: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

  • Minor Frère Jacques
  • B-flat minor scale
  • Style markings
  • Improvisation
  • History

Lesson 3: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

  • Mussorgsky
  • Additional instrumental lines
  • Historical context
  • Listening assignment
  • E-flat major scale

Lesson 4: Dvořák in D Major

  • Dvořák in D Major
  • Dvořák surrounding parts
  • Accents
  • Volume

Lesson 5: Simple Gifts in F Major

  • Simple Gifts
  • Sustaining through long phrases
  • Simple Gifts improvisation
  • Transcription assignment

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon likethis or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.