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Music Rudiments and Aural Skills Bootcamps

These courses are typically offered during the summer term. The dates for Summer 2020 have not yet been set. If you would like to be notified when this information is available, please send an email to commusic@douglascollege.ca

 Aural Skills Bootcamp 

This class will provide opportunities to develop many foundational musical skills in a hands-on, ears-on environment. Through demonstrations and varied practice activities, students will build their voices to communicate musical ideas more accurately, train their brains to retain and recognize important aspects of pitch and rhythm, and make connections between musical sound and notation. The class will introduce movable-doh solfège, Curwen hand signs and basic conducting patterns. Proficiency on an instrument or as a vocalist is not required; however, a pre-requisite familiarity with music notation and basic theory rudiments is strongly recommended OR the student should take Music Rudiments Bootcamp concurrently.

This course is designed primarily to help students prepare for the Aural Assessment, which determines a student's eligibility to register in MUSC 1115, a course in Douglas College's Music Diploma and Foundation for Music Therapy Studies programs.

*Required textbooks and items: 

1) Coursepack. Available from the Douglas College Bookstore for $4.15 + tax. 

Music Rudiments Bootcamp

This dynamic and interactive class provides students with the opportunity to increase their familiarity with music fundamentals. Topics covered include major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, terminology, rhythmic notation, and meter. Students will improve their accuracy and fluency through recognition, writing, and listening exercises. A pre-requisite knowledge of treble and bass clef notation is strongly recommended.

This course is designed primarily to help students prepare for Douglas College’s Music Diploma and Foundation for Music Therapy Studies programs, and will include an opportunity to take the Music Theory Assessment, which determines a student’s eligibility to register in MUSC 1110. 

*Required textbooks and items (available only from Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, or Amazon):

1) Elementary Rudiments of Music, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood). 
2) Elementary Rudiments of Music: Answer Book, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood).

Please contact the Reg Office (604-527-5472) or visit the Registration page with the CRN(s) of the course(s) you wish to register for. Contact the Community Music School at commusic@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5465 for more information. 

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