MUS 175 - Applied Music - Brass at Virginia Highlands Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Teaches fundamentals of brass instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

Students taking applied strings lessons will develop markedly improved brass technique (including hand and arm posture, fingering, breath support, embouchere and music reading), basic knowledge of hand physiology and health, and an increasing repertoire of standard brass literature appropriate and suitable for audition and public performance.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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