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Grade 6-8
20m

Interpreting Music: Transcribing

by Frank V. | Music

4 Lessons 20:11
  1. 1. The Art of Transcribing 4:15
  2. 2. Learning Melody 7:02
  3. 3. Learning the Bass 3:56
  4. 4. Learning the Chords 4:58

Grade 6-8

20m


About the course

Did you know that music isn't just learned by reading? You can also pick up a piece by ear! Follow Frank as he guides you through the transcribing process. Match what you hear with what you play, and end with your own interpretation of the music.

Interpret music with a critical ear by learning the fundamental tenets of musicianship.

Project

Learning by Ear

Course overview

1

The Art of Transcribing

Students will take notes on the history of American music past down through aural tradition

2

Learning Melody

Students use their instrument to transcribe the melody

3

Learning the Bass

Students will use their instrument to transcribe the bass line

4

Learning the Chords

Students will use some basic music theory to find the chord structure and form

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Quiz

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Tags:

  • Interpret
  • Listening Skills
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Transcribing

Recommended Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Instrument
  • Provided Sheet Music

Instructor

Frank is a professional jazz musician with training from NYU and WWU. Nominated as the Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine, his music is fluid and unapologetic. Frank aims to inspire a deep love of the art in his students.

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