Musicianship 1 is the first of a four-course sequence that introduces music students to practical musicianship. In level 1 students learn the fundamentals of reading rhythms and melodies, performing rhythms and sight-singing melodies, improvising basslines and other melodies based on cadential progression, song forms, phrase structure, cadences, major, minor and pentatonic scales and diatonic modes. Kodaly Solfege (relative-pitch, moveable-Do) and South Indian Solkattu (rhythm syllables) are the primary technical foundations.
Course code: MUSC 1301
Length: 60.0 hours
PrerequisitesAcceptance into the VCC Music Diploma program or permission of instructor.
CorequisitesIt is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 1303 Theory and Practice of Music 1 concurrently.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.