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Percussion Ensemble
Course: MUP190

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   1.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T

Description: Practical and performance experience in various percussion styles. Percussion literature from a diverse number of world musical traditions. Western European art music, various African traditions, Indian music, Japanese music, Indonesian music, Mexican, Central, and South American music, and percussion compositions from the American Experimental Tradition rehearsed and performed. Concerts presented throughout the semester. Percussion techniques are studied and refined as they relate to the literature performed. Emphasis placed on reading and listening skills, increased aesthetic discrimination. Informed performance practice and skills on all percussion instruments and traditions.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform a variety of percussion literature. (I)
2. Demonstrate improved technique on percussion instruments. (II)
3. Demonstrate increased ability to sight read. (II)
4. Demonstrate improved ensemble skills. (II)
5. Participate in concerts. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Percussion literature chosen from:
   A. Transcriptions
   B. Western European art music
   C. American experimental tradition
   D. Non-Western Percussion Music/World Music
   E. Keyboard percussion ensemble
II. Percussion technique
   A. Drumming technique
      1. Rudimental & snare drum
      2. Timpani
      3. Hand drumming
   B. Orchestral accessory technique
   C. Keyboard percussion technique
      1. 2 mallet
      2. 4 mallet
   D. Sight-reading ability on all percussion instruments
   E. Interpreting oral traditions
   F. Improvisation
III. Concerts
   A. Campus-based
   B. Community
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/2017

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