Percussion Techniques and Methods I

Course Number: 187*/3.0 3L, 1T (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Music Education

Instructor(s): Mr. Greg Runions

Term(s): A

Day(s) and Time(s): T: 4.30-5.30, Th: 4.30-5.30, F: 1.30-2.30

Room: IBCPA 105

Calendar Description

An introduction to playing techniques, management of the percussion section, notation, and performance practice on band, orchestral and keyboard percussion instruments. Includes the study of ranges, transpositions, basic instrument maintenance, method books and teaching techniques. Rental instruments available.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • NOTE Enrolment is limited to students in a MUSC Plan or the B.Mus. Program
  • EXCLUSION No more than 6.0 units from MUSC 180-189/3.0 (BMUS excepted).

Additional Information

Students will receive 24 hours of direct instruction plus 12 hours in a common lab period with students in MUSC 181* and 183* for a total of 36 class hours in one term. Students will have the opportunity to play in a tutorial/lab band once per week. During this experience they will learn song leading, elemental conducting, e.g. breathing with the entry, down-beat, cut-off, how to solve problems in a class of beginning instrumentalists.