This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Rhythmic Reading and Writing I and Melodic Reading I. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through graded practical and written/aural exams at the end of each semester.
Total Credit Points: 12
The film shown here shows an extract from the Melodic Reading program designed for the Global Music Campus. It is intended for use in Music schools in Africa.This group course is a step by step introduction to reading African melodies using all the elements musicians are likely to encounter when playing African music. It was designed for Marimbas but the exercises can also be played on Keyboards. It uses a simple and practical methodology which goes hand in hand with the Rhythmic Reading and Writing module.
Rhythmic Reading and Writing
The film shown here shows an extract from the Rhythmic Reading and Writing program designed for the Global Music Campus. It is intended for use in music schools in Africa. This group course is a step by step introduction to reading all the rhythms you would encounter in African music. It uses a simple and practical system which can be practiced in groups without instruments. The european rhythmic notation system is a very practical tool which can make a big contribution to capturing and preserving cultural expressions. It can be taught in an entirely different context using regional rhythms. At the same time being able to read and write rhythms in their own culture will empower musicians in Africa to co-operate and exchange with musicians from around the world in an efficient way.