KARTA IGLESIAS'

SCHOOL of MUSIC



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Music for Children ages 2-12

Class Schedules and Concepts:

Piano Experience for Young Beginners

We will be exploring rhythm, movement and simple melodies through the piano. The class is designed to be fun and educational and the material learned can be applied to any later method. Weekly, private 30 minute lessons are included in this class and will be arranged the first week of the class.

Ages 3 - 12

Portable Keyboard Class

This class is designed to inspire the person who owns a portable keyboard and wants to play many styles of popular music on their own keyboard unit. Several classes will familiarize students with basic chords and melodic styles. Modern Midi technology will be discussed.

Ear Training and Dictation

For those who would like to improve their aural and sight reading abilities. The course will cover elementary pitch matching and rhythmic dictation of two three and four part harmony. Sight singing will be included.

Children's Choir I

Choral singing for children to develop proper vocal techniques, music literacy skills, involvement with literature from all periods of music, performance etiquette, and the joy of making music together.

Ages 3 - 7

Children's Choir II

Choral singing for children to develop proper vocal technique, music literacy skills, involvement with literature from all periods of music, performance etiquette, and the joy of making music together.

Ages 9 - 15

Beginners Recorder Ensemble

Learn how to play a recorder in solo, duet and quartet formats. Play music from the Renaissance through the 20th century in two to four parts. This group will reinforce a students ability to participate in musical groups of any kind.

What Makes Popular Music Work?

Students will be encouraged to create original compositions using chordal and melodic formulas derived from various styles of popular music. The student will also develop an understanding of how the present forms of popular music evolved as an extension of several musical forms of the common practice period. Familiarity with reading music and experience with an instrument is necessary.

Music, Language and Movement

For children ages 3-6, this class works with body movements, the singing voice, and dramatic speech found in folk games and nursery rhymes, Simple percussion is also used, The class stretches and expands the children's awareness through repeated and expanded experiences in these media.

Self Expressions through Musical Improvisation

Musical improvisation can help each of us explore ourselves and how we might connect with each other and the world around us. Bring instruments that you want to play or that you play already, no previous improvisational experience is needed.

Music Theory and Musicianship for Children

Fundamental analytical techniques, ear training, sight singing and keyboard applications will be included. Exploration of the language of music in a shared learning environment will make this fun and valuable.

Ages 5 - 10

Music, Language and Movement

For children ages 3-6, this class works with body movements, the singing voice, and dramatic speech found in folk games and nursery rhymes, Simple percussion is also used, The class stretches and expands the children's awareness through repeated and expanded experiences in these media.

Creative Music History for Children

A general survey of the Fine Arts from Hellenic Greece to the present day. This class will emphasize hands on activities for each class Understanding of music history will be emphasized through the use of visual aids, musical puzzles, games and poems to encourage children 7 - 12 to learn the origins of music.

For ages 7 -12

Music Laboratory

Participants in this class will be involved with a hands- on exploration of the exciting world of sound. basic acoustical principles will be explored and experimented with through the examination of various musical instruments both existing and fabricated by the class. The goal of this class is to develop a thrust for knowing why things sound the way they do and to encourage an inventive and creative spirit.

For ages 7 - 12

Self Expressions through Musical Improvisation

Musical improvisation can help each of us explore ourselves and how we might connect with each other and the world around us. Bring instruments that you want to play or that you play already, no previous improvisational experience is needed.

Music Theory and Musicianship for Children

Fundamental analytical techniques, ear training, sight singing and keyboard applications will be included. Exploration of the language of music in a shared learning environment will make this fun and valuable.

Ages 5 - 10

Music Theory for Beginners

Learn some basic vocabulary and guiding principles of Western Music from a practical folk music based perspective. This course will be useful for beginners of all instruments. Emphasis will be on learning to hear scales, modes, chord changes and understanding diatonic and chromatic scales. Music manuscript paper will be needed for assignments. Bring a cassette recorder to tape each class.

Ages 11 and up

Exploring Electronic Music

This course will follow the development of electronic music from its origins to today's hi-tech synthesizer keyboards. Basic concepts of electronic sound production will be explained through the use of live and recorded examples. The students will be able to listen to electronic music with a new level of understanding and appreciation and will acquire a basic knowledge of practical synthesizer techniques.

Anyone Can Compose Music

Students will be encouraged to create original compositions using students own melodic and chordal formulas. Various styles of popular music will help emphasize each person's individual musical experience and will give a fundamental knowledge on how to write, publish and market music, Some ability to read music is necessary. Either singing or ability to play a musical instrument is necessary. bring instrument, manuscript paper and pencil to first class.

Classic Rock

Classic Rock and Psychedelic Music of the 60's and 70's. An in depth review of the formative years in modern music. Students will study different composers histories and styles. Analysis of their written music and lyrics will help in assimilating each composers individuality. Guest composers, biographical videos an records will enhance this historic musical review.

Creative Choral Expression

For those individuals who thought they could only sing in the shower, here is your chance to sing in a mixed choir. Ability to read music is not necessary. Pitch, rhythm and harmony will be taught with emphasis on the individuals musical experience. Compositions will be arranged to fit the abilities of the class.

Sound Sense: An Introduction to Classical Music

This course is designed as a listeners beginning step in gaining an appreciation of classical music. Pieces from the musical literature will be used to demonstrate many of the terms an phrases used in describing and talking about music. We will take some to the basic elements of music, such as melody, rhythm, harmony, and counterpoint, and examine the role they play in the understanding of music. Examples will be chosen from all periods, including the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The primary aim of the course is to come closer to understanding how music makes sense.

Classical Music

This is a listening and appreciation course designed for music lovers who want to acquire more in-depth understanding of classical music. Masterpieces representative of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods, as well as the 20th Century, will be considered: which will include the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven. Schubert and others, There will be an exploration of the fundamental principles of classical composition, although no previous musical knowledge is assumed. Also, the performer's role in interpretation will be discussed. The primary aim of the course is to encourage active listening.

How to Read Music

This course employs a unique hands-on approach which demystifies the musical page. A simple solfege model will be developed and then applied to more complex notation. Basics will be reviewed and integrated. While access to a keyboard is helpful for practice, it is not essential. Mastery of course material will enable the participant to read music for introductory instrumental or voice study, folk music, hymn tunes etc...

The Recording Studio (see also Modern Musician Classes)

Ever listen to your favorite album and wonder what went on behind the scenes to produce those amazing sounds? Recording engineers today have a lot of tricks up their sleeves- and a wide variety of effects devices that let them produce the `sound that they want. This course will give students hands on experience in a modern 8-track studio so that they can learn to perform their own studio compositions. If you play an instrument, bring it along to the second class so we can record it! Students will finish the course with a cassette demo of two songs each.

 

 

Modern Musician Classes

Class Schedules and Concepts:

MUC 3400

Analog Real-time/Beginning:

This class is designed for the Beginner or Advanced keyboardist that needs a full understanding of how electronic music is created from simple sound waves and controllers.

The techniques of creating electronic sound will be realized on several classic analog synthesizers and these techniques will then be used on the individual students instruments to create a full theory basis of how electronic instruments work.

MUC 3401

Analog Real-time/Intermediate:

Sound acoustics and the elements of sound (pitch, timbre and loudness) are covered in a comprehensive manner that will involve the students in hands on synthesizer experience along with their final project due at the end of the course.

MUC 3402

Analog Real-time/Advanced Applications:

Advanced signal routing and controller modulations will be discussed and implemented on analog and analog-digital hybrid synthesizers. Sound effect units will be used to enhance and create spatial quality to analog synthesizers. Final project is group based and due at the end of the semester.

STUD 4400

Studio Recording Techniques/Beginning Class:

This program, involves students learning how sound is created. Frequency and wave length overtones, harmonics, resonance, dynamics, reverberation and echo are covered as well as basic panning and stereo techniques.

Basic signal routing on a mixing board will also be covered in detail. A studio band will be created from existing students with real-time role-play engineers, as well as from the existing students.

STUD 4401

Studio Recording Intermediate Class:

Basic microphone types and uses are utilized with a mixing console and multi-track recorders, both Analog and Digital, will be covered. Different speaker systems and amps will be explained in detail along with compatible mixing boards and studio acoustics. Students will compose a final project in pairs which utilize the above concepts.

STUD 4402

Studio Recording Advanced Class:

Automated mixing consoles, Digital hard disk recording, synching tape machines an live recording sessions are the main focuses of this class along with advanced applications of microphones and effects boxes. Each student will produce a final project of recording a live band.

COMP 5400

Composing Music/Beginner:

This class covers music of several styles and their analysis and variations. The purpose of this study will be to familiarize the students with the basic theory and construction of a piece of music.

Music listening is an integral part of this class and will be discussed from the music that the students bring to class. The final project is the completion of an original composition, which is the prerequisite required to take COMP 5401.

COMP 5401

Composing Music/Intermediate:

This course covers many composers music and arranging

techniques. It is designed to develop a variety of music skills by having the students compose their own (new) music for the class and have these pieces analyzed by the teacher and class in open discussion format. This approach will stress drafts and the eventual needs for publishing and copyrighting the students work. (two works of music are required to pass this course.)

COMP 5402

Composing Music/Advanced:

This class is designed to focus on the modern composers career goals and show them how to market their music and or arranging abilities. Networking, Marketing, and Income Tax within the business are also discussed in great detail.

A comprehensive DEMO of the student's music will be needed to graduate from this level of composition.(Music from COMP 5400 and COMP 5401 may be used.)

MIDI 6400

Basics of Midi/Beginners Class:

A brief history Midi will lead directly into hook-up techniques and applications within the Midi standard. Students individual synthesizers and needs will be covered in detail and basic procedures such as Midi patch-bays, Daisy chaining, General Midi, and Midi Mapping as well. Multi-Timbral applications will be discussed in great detail in order to have each student produce a short piece of music on 8 to 16 Midi tracks.

MIDI 6401

Midi/Intermediate Class:

Different software sequencing programs and their MIDI setups and uses are the primary focus of this class. Midi patch bays including Studio 4 and Performer MTP will be covered in Real-time class projects.

The material covered will be used in a final composition project using several instruments and percussion simultaneously controlled by the sequencer program of students choice.

MIDI 6402

Midi/Advanced Class:

This class involves Midi mapping applications, system exclusive, Editor Librarians, synching a sequencer to Adats, Midi merge functions as well as tips and tricks to get the most out of Midi. Final project will require each student to create 3 short pieces of music with varied orchestrations of the synthesizers and other tools in the total class.

SAMP 7400

Sampling Basics:

This course is designed to cover modern techniques in sampling drum loops, music loops, EQ of samples, economizing with samplers limits in memory, layering samples, transferring samples from one synthesizer to another and storage formats via scuzzy. Students will create a composition of 5 minutes with samples that they have created in class.

SAMP 7401

Sampling/Intermediate class:

Students will learn the art of recording samples from in field recordings of live players, environmental situations. and additive synthesis applications. Choice of appropriate microphones for unique situations will be discussed.

Full analysis of current recordings which use sampling for portions of songs and the different synthesizers used to achieve this sound will also be covered.

SAMP 7402

Sampling Seminar/Advanced:

This class involves students in a group final music project of 10 minutes or more. All techniques covered in SAMP 740 and SAMP 7401 will need to be in the final piece.

It is expected that the project will be finalized by utilizing Midi sequencing software synched up to Adats, and mastered to DAT as a completed final project.

PIAN 8400

Piano-Keyboards Made Easy!

If you have always wanted to learn to play the piano or keyboard or to advance your current skill levels, but have put it off, why not start now? Individual attention will be given to develop your sensitivity to rhythm, interpretation and phrasing.

Learn how to read music and become familiar with piano / keyboard technique. Before you know it, you'll be keyboard proficient. The course is open to students of all levels. Instruction is given in half-hour and hour lessons. Pop, jazz, blues and classical pieces will be used in class.

GUIT 9400

Introduction to Guitar:

You'll be playing like a professional before you know it. Illustrations and techniques of various guitar styles will be taught. Tuning, notes, chords, flat picking and finger picking will be covered. Please bring your own guitar. For those with no previous musical experience, Text $7.95.

THES 10000

Thesis for Certification:

A comprehensive thesis is required to complete certification. This thesis will include elements that were focused on in each class category. An example of a final thesis would be that of a student who will record in real-time, a band or orchestra in the in-house facilities.

This music will be recorded digitally and have Midi synching up to audio applications from the digital studio system. In the course of this project, s/he will also produce, compose, mix the final project and master it to DAT format.

Analysis of 10 CD mastering companies quality and decision making for the appropriate company for the piece of music will be discussed. 5 different marketing methods for the demo produced will also be studied.

 

 

 

 

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