is the ability of an individual to perform at a particular level of proficiency.
By using the "TIPPS for Bands" method book by Nilo W. Hovey, Copyright
1959 by BELWIN, Inc.
Before a student can start to "check-off" their Second Quarter musicianship
requirements, they must have
completed all of the previous First Quarter requirements...
In addition to those requirements, students must have performed #81 in
the "TIPPS" method book, and #'s 3, 4, 5, & 6, on page 25 of the Belwin
First Division, Part 2 book for a grade. Again, these 2 requirements have
to be played perfectly in order for students to start their Second Quarter
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN "A" IN MUSICIANSHIP FOR THE SECOND
QUARTER A STUDENT MUST
Play EIGHT scales, of which FOUR must be from memory, up and down at m.m.
Play FOUR arpeggio types in the "TIPPS" book (ie. #28, 15, 54, etc.) If
you "checked-off" #28 before, you do not need to play it again and can
count it as one of your four that has to be done
Play rhythm patterns #48-86, (6/8 time in TWO, not six beats to a measure)
in "TIPPS" back cover
Play #101, plus any two of the following - #102,103, or 104
"Check-off" any music given by the instructor. (A letter grade will be
given for this requirement.)
Practice Sheets, (COUNTED AS HOMEWORK!) must be turned in once a week on
Fridays for one-third of your grade. (If absent Friday, turn in the
next day you are back in school. For an "A" grade, you must practice
at least 100 minutes. Extra minutes may be added for extra credit and can
be used for any weeks practice minutes not previously turned in. YOU CAN
ONLY TURN IN THREE WEEKS OF LATE PRACTICE!(300 minutes)
Daily Classwork and Classroom Participation
This means different things to different students...If you don't know what
a perfect student does in class, ask Mr. Gonzalez.
All students are required to perform in the Annual Winter Concert
Musicianship for Percussion Players
Play #3 above PLUS the 6/8 time rhythms. (In other words, all of the 4/4
and 6/8 patterns!)
The five and nine stroke rolls page given to you.
Play three scales on the bells.
Perform 10 "rudiments" (of the standard twenty-six) listed on page 2 of
Belwin's First Division Method, Part Two. At least three of these rudiments
have to be rolls.