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MUM 2030 Competencies


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MUM 2030

Commercial Music Ensemble

Course Competencies

 

Professor Calle

E-mail: ecalle@mdc.edu; pc@professorcalle.com

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Telephone: 305-237-0593

 

MUM 2030 (Commercial Music Ensemble) course competencies:

  1. Students will analyze, research, study and perform a variety of commercial music styles including but not limited to:

o      Afro-Cuban Jazz

o      Ballenato

o      Bolero

o      Bomba

o      Boogaloo

o      Bossa Nova

o      Cha-Cha-Cha

o      Cumbia

o      Danzon

o      Flamenco

o      Gaita

o      Guaguanco

o      Joropo

o      Latin Jazz

o      Mambo

o      Merengue

o      Pachanga

o      Pop

o      Plena

o      Rock

o      Rumba

o      Son

o      Songo

o      Timba

o      Zarzuela

 

  1. Students will be able to recognize, categorize and authentically interpret a variety of musical styles and forms including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will develop and improve a variety of musicianship skills including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will be exposed to a variety of professional rehearsal techniques geared to efficient ensemble preparation including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will be introduced to music transcription techniques and tools including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will be introduced to music composition, arranging and music preparation techniques and applications
  2. Students will be taught and expected to demonstrate professional musical conduct at all rehearsals and performances
  3. Students will develop practice and rehearsal strategies focused on improving musical skills and performance
  4. Students will recognize and demonstrate a variety of aspects that define professional expectations in a variety of musical environments
  5. Students will develop a repertoire for use in the workplace
  6. Students will be introduced to reading, rehearsing and preparing printed musical arrangements
  7. Students will practice and improve their sight-reading abilities
  8. Students will be exposed to the elements of transposition
  9. Students will practice various ear-training techniques including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will be introduced to a variety of skills and techniques used in improvisation including but not limited to:

 

  1. Students will practice developing rhythmic accuracy
  2. Students will improve their listening skills
  3. Students will be encouraged to participate in singing lead and backing vocals
  4. Students will be introduced to auxiliary percussion techniques and recognition of their appropriate musical applications
  5. Students will be able to recognize a variety of musical forms, tonalities, modulations, harmonic structures and patterns, melodic structure, counter melodies and accompaniment
  6. Students will work to improve their intonation
  7. Students will learn techniques to improve blend
  8. Students will learn breathing and support techniques geared to improve tone quality and intonation
  9. Students will be exposed to appropriate musical phrasing
  10. Students will practice and demonstrate professional instrumental and vocal fundamentals
  11. Using the Internet, students will be able to locate, download, convert, import, save, manipulate, record and print a variety of musical files including but not limited to:
  12. Students will develop professional microphone techniques
  13. Students will develop and improve their individual and ensemble stage presence
  14. Students will study and develop techniques related to creating and improving audience participation and rapport
  15. Students will learn a variety of recording studio skills
  16. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform and record with the aid of a click track or sequencer
  17. Students will be able to set-up and control a small public address system
  18. Students will strive to demonstrate cooperation and teamwork skills

 

 

References

 

Club Salsa. 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2005 from

http://www.clubsalsa.com.au/whatissalsa/otherstyles.shtml

 

EdGate.com, Inc. 2000. Retrieved October 23, 2005 from

http://www.edgate.com/musichall/educator/education_center/music_styles/pop_music/general_information.html