Queen's University

Woodwind Techniques and Methods  [MUSC 281] 

Woodwind Techniques and Methods  [MUSC 281] 

 

MUSC 281/3.0

 

Instructor: Peter Freeman and Kornel Wolak

Study of the principles of playing Woodwind Instruments through the performance of select instruments and examination of salient repertoire and pedagogical resources used to support beginner and intermediate students. Topics include handling and posture, playing techniques, ranges, fingerings, transpositions, maintenance and care.  

More specifically, this course is primarily designed for future music educators and develops fundamental playing techniques on the clarinet and the flute, with a small section devoted to saxophone. Special emphasis will be placed on the pedagogical, diagnostic and theoretical skills necessary to teach woodwind instruments in a school band setting. The first half of the course will be devoted to clarinet and saxophone, while the second half will concentrate on the flute. 

In the event of Winter 2021 remote delivery due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the course will be offered twice a week for 1.5 hours via Zoom.

Students will need to access their own instrument(s) and rental options will be made available on the first day of class if needed.

NOTE: Enrolment is limited to students in a MUSC or MUTH Plan.

NOTE: Students will need to access their own instrument(s) and rental options will be made available on the first day of class if needed.


LEARNING HOURS: 114 (36L;78P)
PREREQUISITE: (Registration in a MUSC, DRAM, or MUTH plan) or (MUSC 104 or MUSC 105) or permission of the School.
EXCLUSION:  MUSC 181/3.0