Musicianship is the ability of an individual to perform at a particular
level of proficiency.
NOTE: Every student will provide a cassette tape to start a portfolio
of these requirements. Taping will be done in class almost everyday.
By using the "TIPPS for Bands" method book by Nilo W. Hovey, Copyright
1959 by BELWIN, Inc.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN "A" IN MUSICIANSHIP FOR THE FIRST QUARTER A
Play four scales, up and down at m.m. [quarter note]=120
Play # 28 in the "TIPPS" book
Play rhythm patterns 1-48 in "TIPPS" back cover
Play any one of the following - # 101, # 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. 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 not previously turned in. (Up to 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.
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 8 "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.