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Musicianship Through World Music: Creativity, Groove, and Beyond

February 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - May 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Julie will be teaching her third online course for VanderCook College of Music starting on Tuesday, February 7th at 4 p.m. CST.

The musician's practice guide and key to styles from around the world.
Planet Musician: The World Music Sourcebook for Musicians

Satisfy all of the National Standards for Music Education through one class!

Delve into the musical imagination of the world with countless approaches to rhythmic groove, phrasing, structural elements, instrumentation, and creativity that cultures have contributed to the universal reservoir of music from across time.

We will explore auditory learning procedures, diverse learning processes, odd meter, alternating meter, and unique approaches to ornamentation, inflection, structure, and more. This course will highlight five approaches to improvisation: melodic, riff-oriented, modal, textural, and harmonic. The instructor’s step-by-step procedures for mastering improvisation will provide numerous learning and teaching tools.

Class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. CST on Tuesdays, starting February 7th 2017  for twelve weeks, ending May 2nd. If you are unable to attend a live session, each class will be recorded for you to view at your convenience. You will be required to submit a follow-up report after viewing the class. Each week, you will have six days to fulfill the class assignments.


February 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
May 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


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