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CORE ET-212 ear training

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    Oct 11, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mark Shilansky is extremely dedicated to what he does. He is passionate about music, yet he understands that it is a mixture of seriousness and humor. The knowledge he has about ear training and music in general is extraordinary. He is patient and understanding with his students, but he also knows when to push them the extra inch. As for the subject, ear training can often be a bland, monotonous subject. However, Mr. Shilansky makes the subject intriguing.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course is undeniably the humor. Mr. Shilansky is always cracking jokes and making students laugh. Though it may seem like it would hinder the focus of the atmosphere, it actually has the contrary effect. It helps to keep students attention. As for the material, we learn many rhythms, melodies, and harmonies. The class is heavy on the dictation, but there is plenty of time to practice during class. I would highly recommend anyone to take this course who wants to enjoy the funnier side of music while growing their musical skills.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The most important thing about this class is to stay calm. There will be times when you are frustrated and will want to simply wing it: DO NOT. Take things slow, start with the rhythms, practice with dry solfege, and, when you feel comfortable, put it all together at a slower tempo than is required. You can work your way up to speed from there. If you feel as though you are falling behind or are not entirely grasping the material, be sure to go to office hours!

    • Fall 2016
    • Mark Shilansky
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Aug 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Other than being a required course, developing ear training skills is one of the most useful things a musician can master. I have been finished with the core ear training classes for a few semesters now, and I still use what I have learned from all levels therein every day in all aspects of music that I'm involved with.

    Course highlights:

    Recognizing odd meters, modes, chord qualities/progressions

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't play piano and sing at the same time while sight reading! Try and generate pitch on your own to the best of your ability, and if you are finding that you are struggling with a certain pitch or tendency tone, then use the piano to double check. If you play the piano while trying to sight read an example, it basically negates everything you are trying to gain from the class.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ruthie Ristich
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    Dec 21, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Because it is a great way to develop your ear. as a drummer, I usually struggle with the melodic and harmonic challenges of this class. It is an uphill struggle but it is well worth it in the end.

    Course highlights:

    The proffessor was very relaxing which helped us calm our usually stressfull days. Every class would start with a stretching routine.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice. Practice. Practice! It's really easy to cheat on the homework but it'll come back to haunt you for the midterm and final. it's best if you do the work the right way so actually learn something.

    • Fall 2015
    • nick grondin
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Meetings Outside of Class

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