Percussion for Beginners

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Course Code: 
MUS 1116
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This course will explore the fundamentals of percussion performance. Explorations into the performance techniques and literature for all instruments of the percussion family including snare drum various percussion “accessory” instruments,will be the focus of the course. A variety of techniques for each instrument will be discussed, and the musical interpretation of excerpts, etudes, solo, and ensemble literature will be explored. Every student must participate in the Departmental performances.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Objectives:

  • To introduce the basic skills and techniques of playing the different instruments of the percussion family
  • To enhance the appreciation of percussion instruments and their role in relation to melodic instruments
  • To equip students with aural and sight readings skills


Learning Outcomes: 
  • Acquisition of a sense of rhythm and beat
  • Ability to play a simple repertoire
  • Ability to appreciate percussion instruments as a support for the melodic ones
  • Developed basic aural and sight singing skills
Percussion for Beginners
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