Thursday, August 21, 2003 9:52 AM
Tuesday, May 27: Keep practicing.
Download and print the compound time examples found
Wednesday: Latest quiz grades are now
posted. I haven't dropped your lowest yet, but will do so later.
Tuesday, 4/29: Don't forget to come to
the final exam on May 6 at 9:15. Dictation will be first up followed
by sightsinging. I will have a signup sheet for you that morning.
Please let me know if you have particular scheduling needs.
Check back tomorrow to see how you fared on the
latest dictation quizzes. I will post them sometime tonight.
MacGamut files are due to me on Tuesday! Your
grades will go in Wednesday, so if I haven't received anything from
you, I'll have to give you a 0 for these levels.
See you Tuesday!
Thursday, 4/24: Prepare for yet another
quiz on Tuesday! Continue to practice sight-singing. MacGamut levels
will be due on the day of the final. Don't put it off!
Thursday, 4/17: Expect real quizzes on
dictation next week. Final exams are soon! MacGamut levels will
be due soon! Pressure! Hurry! Get it done!
Tuesday, 4/15: Quiz on chords and harmonic
dictation on Thursday. Begin working on final sight-singing and
rhythm-reading assignments for the final exam.
Thursday, 4/10: Sorry I couldn't make
it to class today. Strep throat is the diagnosis. Final exams are
coming up shortly, so I will be giving short dictation quizzes every
time we meet to get you up to speed. For Tuesday, expect to be quizzed
on intervals and melodic dictation. Thursday, chords and harmonic
dictation. If you are behind in your levels, now is the time to
Thursday, 4/3: Sight-singing test next
Tuesday on rhythms #174-181 (all) and singing #130-146. If you failed
to sign up on Thursday, just come to my office on Tuesday and be
prepared to sing!
Sightsinging times for Tuesday - click
Grades are now posted - just click on the link.
Tuesday, 3/25: You should be working in your
sightsinging book on rhythms #174-185 and melodies #130-146. Don't
stop doing MacGamut, especially melodic and harmonic dictation.
Thursday, 2/27: Sightsinging test (#106-124,
even numbers only) on Tuesday! To get all of you done in one class
period, we have to work fast. So have your books ready, be near
the door, and don't waste any time when you come into my office.
Let's go in reverse alphabetical order; last names starting with:
- P-R: 11:00 am
- C-M: 11:15 am
- A-B: 11:35 am
MacGamut mid-term on Thursday. Check syllabus for levels required.
Send me your startup file whenever you have some progress to show.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, 2/25: Sorry about class today. Get
to work on MacGamut and email your startup files so I can view your
progess. If you are having trouble getting MacGamut to work, please
visit their web site, get their phone number, and call them for
help. We're almost half way through the semester already!
Tuesday, 2/18: Really get going on your MacGamut
practice. I will be awarding MacGamut points to those of you that
send me your startup file and have done a reasonable amount of work
(you may not have passed many levels, but have attempted many examples).
Thursday, 2/13: Have a new resource for you courtesy
of Dr. Eldridge - rhythm dictation exercises (Take a trip to Dictation
Station in the Resource section). If you are struggling
with rhythm dictation in class, you should definitely do these for
practice. And get working on MacGamut. Next week I will be collecting
your startup files and awarding points for your progress so far.
No progress, no points. Remember, a portion of your grade is based
on your MacGamut work.
Tuesday, 2/11: MacGamut, MacGamut, MacGamut! If you
haven't sent me your startup file, do it now! You should be passing
levels in all but harmonic dictation by now! In the next week or
so I will collecting your startup files to check your progress!
You also need to be practicing your sightsinging as
always. Ottman melodies #106-124 is what you should be working on
at the moment. Learn them. Please. Pretty please.
Keep working on sightsinging. Check the syllabus
(the calendar) to see where you should be working right now. Get
going on MacGamut as soon as possible!
Tuesday, 1/21/2003: Download the MacGamut presets
file: (right-click me and
save the file to your hard drive). When MacGamut starts up,
click yes to "change presets?". Then find the presets
file that you just downloaded to your computer. Once it's loaded
one time, you won't have to do it again! Finally, once you have
completed all of that, attach your startup file to an email to me
so I can check to see that you have done everything correctly.
For Thursday, practice the following examples in the
Ottman sight-singing book: #18-21 and #57-69. Practice frequently!
Don't forget to look back at previous assignments
if you can't find something I mentioned in class.
Download rhythm exercises and sightsinging songs right
away, right here.
Rhythms: [.pdf] or [.gif:
pg.1 | pg.
Songs: [.pdf] or [.gif]
Start working on group 1 rhythms with conducting and
learn the songs with solfege. Try to get going on MacGamut. Send
me your startup file as soon as you can so I can be sure that you
are doing everything correctly. Email me if you have questions.
Please return your trays to the upright position and
fasten your seatbelts - your trip to the land of solfege is about
to start. The first thing you need to do is purchase your textbooks
for this class. They can be found at the Carriage House Bookstore
on Harrison street across from Stuffy's. You will need Music
for Sightsinging by Robert Ottman and MacGamut software.
Please read the following! Once you purchase MacGamut
you must register it online and get your personalized
startup file. You can't run the program without the startup file!
You will also want to download the presets file I have prepared
for you to make your experience with MacGamut more pleasant
- check this out (give it a minute to load unless you're on a fast