|Reciting Rhythms and Conducting I||MUS 110 Schedule MUS 110 Syllabus William Wieland|
|Stand and conduct while counting aloud. Remain silent during rests. Perform slowly and keep a steady tempo. Do not pause, stop or restart.|
Q Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests — Help
B Beats — Help
e First Eighths — 1 and 2 and ...
E Eighth Notes
c First Compound — 1 and uh 2 and uh ...
C Compound Meter — Help
d First Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
D Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
|For me, competency means few or no mistakes, e.g. a 4-bar phrase may have one careless mistake. If a performance is of questionable quality, you will perform that level again later in the semester to earn full credit.|
|If you have demonstrated competence with all of the rhythms listed above, you may perform Memorized Singing I, 2-handed Tapping I, Sight Singing I, or begin Reciting Rhythms and Conducting II.|
|Why recite rhythms while conducting? To improve sight reading and conducting.|
Many syllables exist for reciting rhythms, e.g. Kodaly Rhythm Symbols and Names.
Ask me about conducting with your left hand.|
Finally, consider the terms downbeat and upbeat.