Coming to a classroom near you! The experience of a lifetime! Examine soundtracks of major film composers throughout film history. Some film composers that we may study include Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Alex North, Danny Elfman and Han Zimmer, among others. You will explore musical tools and film scoring techniques to discover how they work to enhance the film and captivate audiences. You can also try your hand at adding soundtracks to film. No music experience required.
The harmonica is a fun, simple, yet expressive musical instrument. In this class we will look at beginning harmonica techniques such as getting single notes, popular melodies, blues, bent notes, and improvising. Ability to read music is unnecessary.
This course is intended for current harmonica players who need new ideas to further develop their playing. Participants should already know how to get single notes, play simple songs, and some basic blues. This class will explore harmonica techniques such as: solo improvising, vibrato, high note playing, slides, chord shuffles, minor keys, tongue blocking, and tone quality.
Music Theory and Composition
This course is designed to provide students with a basic foundation in music theory. Weekly lessons will include note reading, rhythm/melody/harmony structure and recognition, music terminology, scales, key signatures and composition techniques. Class time will include written and ear-training exercises. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to active-listening exercises in a variety of musical styles. Each student will incorporate his or her newfound theory skills by creating an original composition using the musical knowledge gained through the coursework.
Music Theory Fundamentals
Would you like to become more familiar with the theory of music? Acquire the skills necessary to understand Western music notation as well as to analyze and listen with an informed ear. Weekly lessons will include note reading, rhythm/melody/harmony structure and recognition, and music terminology. Class time will include written and ear-training exercises.