French Horn: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: Getting Started—Holding the Horn, Breathing, and Embouchure

  • Parts of the horn
  • Assembling and holding the horn
  • Breathing
  • Embouchure and creating sound
  • Maintaining the horn

Lesson Two: Hot Cross Buns

  • Embouchure work
  • Breathing exercises
  • Playing in E-flat major
  • Articulation
  • Performance Piece: Hot Cross Buns

Lesson Three: More on Hot Cross Buns

  • History of horn
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Playing in F major
  • Breathing exercise
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Four: Pierrot

  • Breathing exercise
  • Introduction to the metronome
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Performance piece: Pierrot
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Five: Major Duple

  • Range exercise
  • Introduction to solfège
  • Solfège exercise
  • Finger chart
  • Performance Piece: Major Duple

Lesson Six: Go Tell Aunt Rhody

  • Introduction to dynamics
  • New keys: C major and A minor
  • Performance piece: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Performance review piece

Lesson Seven: Lightly Row

  • Horn history
  • Introduction to mutes
  • Performance piece: Lightly Row
  • Lightly Row inner voice lines

Lesson Eight: Long, Long Ago

  • C major scale
  • Performance piece: Long, Long Ago
  • Inner voice lines
  • E-flat and F major scale

Lesson Nine: Long, Long Ago in A Minor

  • Tuning
  • Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Chromatic scale
  • Problem solving

Lesson Ten: Preparing for the Final Exam

  • Improvising melodic phrases
  • Improvisation on Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Improvisation on inner voice lines
  • Performance Review

Required Materials

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

French Horn: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: 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 Two: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

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

Lesson Three: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

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

Lesson Four: Dvořák in D Major

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

Lesson Five: Simple Gifts in F Major

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

Lesson Six: Mahler 1 in A Major

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

Lesson Seven: Schubert in G Major

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

Lesson Eight: Weber in G Major

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

Lesson Nine: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

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

Lesson Ten: 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

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

Music Theory: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Major and Minor Key Signatures, Circle of Fifths

  • A (very) brief history of accidentals and key signatures
  • Key signatures
  • Sharp key signatures
  • Flat key signatures
  • Circle of Fifths

Lesson 2: Relative and Parallel Relationship

  • Relative relationships
  • Parallel relationships

Lesson 3: Intervals

  • Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
  • Interval Quality
  • Diatonic intervals in the major scale
  • Diatonic intervals in the natural minor scale
  • Ear training

Lesson 4: Intervals Part II

  • Review of intervals
  • Augmented and diminished intervals
  • Minor 2nds, tritones, and unisons
  • Enharmonic equivalents
  • Consonant and dissonant intervals
  • Interval reference charts and songs for intervals

Lesson 5: Interval Inversion

  • Interval inversions
  • Inverting intervals
  • Inverted interval quality

Lesson 6: Compound Intervals

  • Why do we have compound intervals?
  • Simple vs. compound intervals
  • Labeling compound intervals
  • References for simple and compound intervals
  • Ear training

Lesson 7: Triads

  • What is a triad?
  • Major triads
  • Minor triads
  • Augmented triads
  • Diminished triads
  • Ear training

Lesson 8: Seventh Chords

  • What is a seventh chord?
  • Major seventh chords
  • Dominant seventh chords
  • Minor seventh chords
  • Half diminished seventh chords
  • Diminished seventh chords

Lesson 9: Triad and Seventh Chord Inversion

  • What are triad inversions?
  • Root position triads
  • First inversion triads
  • Second inversion triads
  • What are seventh chord inversions?
  • First, second, and third inversion seventh chords

Lesson 10: Harmonic Rhythm and Syncopation

  • What is harmonic rhythm?
  • Musical examples of harmonic rhythm
  • What is syncopation?
  • Examples of syncopation
  • Performance Review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Pencil and notebook paper
  • Computer and internet access

Optional:

  • Instrument in playable condition (highly recommended)

Guitar: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Common Fingers and Guide Fingers

  • Basics 1 concept review
  • Basic open chords
  • Common fingers
  • Guide fingers

Lesson 2: Dyads

  • Concept review piece
  • Dyads
  • Guitar history

Lesson 3: Transposition

  • Concept review piece
  • Diatonicism and chords
  • Chord clock
  • Capo theory

Lesson 4: Alternating Bass

  • Concept review piece
  • Alternating bass
  • Variations on alternating bass

Lesson 5: Fingerpicking

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Fingerpicking
  • Fingerstyle accompaniment
  • Travis picking

Lesson 6: The Blues

  • Guitar history
  • The B7 chord
  • The blues

Lesson 7: The Pentatonic Scale and Introduction to Soloing

  • Concept review piece
  • The open E-minor and A-minor pentatonic scales
  • Soloing

Lesson 8: Open Power Chords

  • Guitar history
  • Concept review piece
  • Open power chords
  • Variations on open power chords

Lesson 9: Movable Power Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Movable power chords with roots on the fifth and sixth strings
  • Memorizing notes on the fifth and sixth strings

Lesson 10: Barre Chords

  • Concept review piece
  • Guitar history
  • Barre chords
  • 12th fret harmonics
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Guitar (in playable condition)
  • Guitar pick
  • Capo
  • Tuner
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Optional:

  • Strap
  • Replacement strings

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