Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 70
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70 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Forty minutes, two times a week, will be given FREE in sight
singing. All students will be advised to take this course. Those who
desire special work will pay three dollars per term.
It has been found impossible to publish a list of studies that can
be strictly adhered to as the needs of each individual student are so
different. It is the aim to lay a thorough technical foundation, directed
by a careful study of the individual's need and ability. It must
be remembered, too, that musical feeling must be cultivated from
the start and between the technical means and aesthetic result no
sharp line can be drawn.
A certificate of proficiency will be given upon the successful completion
of the four courses in piano. The four courses in theory and
the one in history of music are also required for a certificate.
These courses are elective and without extra charge to the student.
All students, instrumental or vocal, will be required to take introductory
theory unless excused by entrance examination. There are frequent
student recitals, compulsory for all music students, and two
or more public recitals during the year.
Course 1. Technical studies to develop finger, wrist and arm
touches; scales and arpeggios in various forms; studies and sonatinas
by Kohler, Loeschorn, Clementi, Kuhlau. Easy pieces by best modern
composers or equivalents. Two lessons a week.
Course 2. A continued study of scales and arpeggios, studies and
sonatinas by Clementi, Hellen Czerny, Hayden, Mozart, Mendelssohn
and Bach; pieces.
Course 3. Scales in double thirds and sixths; arpeggios; octave,
chord and wrist studies; selections from Clementi; Bach's two and
three part inventions; Beethoven's sonatas; Schubert, Schumann,
Chopin and other classic and modern composers. Two lessons a week.
Course 4. This course is a perfecting of all previous courses. More
difficult technical studies are required and larger, more important
works from the best composers are studied. Especial attention is
given to ensemble playing. The last semester the student is required
to do some teaching under the supervision of the teacher. Two lessons
Theory and History of Music
Introductory Theory. Symbols of musical notation; meter; intervals;
origin and development of scales; melody writing; ear training;
definition of musical terms, .rchestral instruments; relationship
of key; keyboard illustrations or rythm; expression marks;
pedal; phrasing, etc. Two lessons a week.
Harmony 1. A thorough treatment of intervals, passing notes and
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