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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 2790 - Instruments of the Band and Orchestra

Students survey the string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments commonly used in the band and orchestra. The major aim of the course is to make the student aware of the unique sound which characterizes each instrument and how that sound is produced. In developing perception and discrimination in this regard, the student investigates such things as the acoustical properties of the instruments, the correct formation of the embouchure for the brasses and woodwinds, the techniques of bowing string instruments, and the physical attributes required to perform successfully on certain instruments. All will learn the proper techniques for playing various percussion instruments commonly used in the classroom and will be given the opportunity to explore one or more of the brasses and woodwinds.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

Credits: 1 hour

When Offered: Spring

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