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CONCERT BAND & CONCERT ORCHESTRA




CONCERT ENSEMBLES - syllabus



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PIANO I & 2 - home page

GUITAR

AP MUSIC THEORY
PIANO I - syllabus & outline
PIANO 2 - syllabus & outline
GUITAR - syllabus & outline



Flash Cards (If you register for this FREE online site, you can then look for the group TJHS-band/orchestra/percussion and then join)


  • EAR TRAINING (aural skills)

    • Rhythmic Dictation (by level)

      • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 - eighth, quarter, half (no syncopation)
      • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 - eighth, quarter, half (with syncopation)
      • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 - triplet, sixteenth, sixteenth-eighth
      • 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 - triplet, quarter-eight, dotted half
      • 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 - quarter, half, whole
      • 6/8, 9/8,/12/8 - eighth rest-eighth notes, dotted quarter
      • 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 - dotted half, dotted-quarters, rests
      • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 - dotted eighth-sixteenth combination
      • 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 - sixteenth note combinations
      • 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 - dotted quarter-eighth combinations
    • Melodic Dictation (by level)

      • P5, P8 (INTERVALS - ascending & descending, harmonic) - esp. strings
      • m3, M3, P4 (INTERVALS - ascending & descending, harmonic)
      • Major / minor (SCALES)
      • m2, M2, m6, M6 (INTERVALS - ascending & descending, harmonic)
      • tritone, m7, M7 (INTERVALS - ascending and descending, harmonic)
      • melodic lines- simple rhythms
      • melodic lines - complex rhythms
    • Harmonic Dictation (by level)

      • Major / minor triads (CHORDS - root)
      • Major / minor triads (CHORDS - root, 1st & 2nd inversion)
      • Dominant 7 chords - (CHORDS - root position)
      • 7 chords - major, minor, augmented & diminished
      • 7 chords - 1st, 2nd & 3rd inversion
      • Chord progressions
  • WRITTEN (literacy skills)

      • Clef reading (select your clef - lines & spaces) ; rhythmic note names; common dynamic symbols; repeats, DC,DS; accents, fermatas, bowings, slurs, ties
      • Clef reading (select your clef - ledger lines); common tempo markings; coda, sharps, flats, naturals
      • Clef reading (treble & bass clef; lines, spaces & ledger lines)
      • Key Signature (major & minor; limit to 4 accidentals)
      • Intervals (m3, M3, P4 P5, P8; ascending & descending, harmonic)
      • Intervals (m2, M2, m6, M6, m7, M7 - ascending & descending)
      • Chords - Triads (major / minor; root position)
      • Chords - Triads (major / minor; root, 1st & 2nd inversion)
      • Key signatures (12 major & 12 minor scales) - link above for flash cards
      • 7 chords - root position, 1st, 2nd & 3rd inversions
      • Chord progressions (analysis with Roman numerals &/or figured bass)
      • Identification/analysis of non-harmonic tones
      • Melodic organization (analysis)
  • TECHNIQUE (performance skills)

      • Melodies within range of a Major 6th;
      • (PERC - simple rhythms)
      • Melodies within range of an octave; 2 Major scales, 1 minor scale;
      • (PERC - roll, flam, paradiddle, flam tap)
      • Melodies using common range of the instrument, more complex rhythms; 4 Major, 2 minor & chromatic scales; sight read accurately and fluidly level 1 music)
      • (PERC - 5 stroke roll, 7 stroke roll, 9 stroke roll, flam accent, flamacue, drag)
      • Melodies with an extended range, unusual rhythms; 6 Major, 6 minor scales, chromatic; sight read accurately and fluidly level 2 music
      • (PERC - 10-,11-,13-,15-,17- stroke rolls, double & triple paradiddle, flam paradiddle)
      • 1st Concertos & Sonatas; 8 Major & 8 minor scales
      • (PERC - 40 rudiments)
      • Repertoire of Concertos & Sonatas; 12 Major & 8 minor , chromatic scales; sight read accurately and fluidly level 3 music
      • (PERC - timpani - solos; xylophone - 4-mallet work)
      • Advanced Concertos & Sonatas; 12 Major & 12 minor , chromatic scales;
      • (PERC - solos on timpani, marimba, and snare)