Jeffrey L. Webb

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Summer 2018

Class Objective:

As part of the World of Creative and Aesthetic Expression, students will demonstrate knowledge of human expression and analyze creative work. More specifically, the objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each class we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to take detailed notes in lecture and do the required listening. All assignments are due on the day/date they appear. This course uses Blackboard/Courseweb. You should check Courseweb DAILY for announcements/assignments, etc.

Required Texts:

-None

Suggested Materials:

The Beatles Anthology DVD The Beatles by Hunter Davies
The Beatles by Bob Spitz
Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2018

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each week we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters from the required text, do the required listening, and be ready to discuss both in class.

Required Texts:

- Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
- Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, Voice Lessons, Spring 2018

Course Description:

Students will participate in a 30-minute private lesson per week. Students will learn proper vocal techniques and a variety of repertoire during their lessons. Students are expected to show growth in their knowledge of the taught techniques and their performances of the repertoire. The semester will culminate with students performing in juries or other performance opportunities.

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, Theory and Ear Training 1, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the basic materials of music. Students will be introduced to such topics as note/rest values, intervals, rhythm and meter, key signatures, scales and triads. Students will become familiar with how to notate these elements, both by sight and aural recognition. Concepts will be practiced through singing and writing. This course assumes no ability to read music.

Required Texts:

- Clendinning, Marvin and Phillips. The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals 2nd Edition, Norton Publishing, 2014

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Jeffrey L. Webb, Concert Choir, Spring 2018

Course Description:

Open to all students interested in developing musical techniques. The repertoire includes music of all periods from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is by audition; rehearsals occur twice a week.

Required Texts:

None

Syllabus: 

Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at The Beatles; their music, personalities, compositional techniques and their influence on our culture from the 1960’s through the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. Each week we will listen to and discuss a Beatles album and the important singles that they released during the same period. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters from the required text, do the required listening, and be ready to discuss both in class.

Required Texts:

- Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
- Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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Jeffrey L. Webb, Special Topics in Music: History of Rock and Roll, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The focus of this course will be on critical listening. As we listen to the material we will discuss the history of popular music in the 20th Century, the musician’s stories, the structure and technique of the music, and the influence and relevance of music to our lives. We will discuss the different genres that have led to the creation and development of this American musical style as well as the genres that have spawned from Rock and Roll. Prior musical experiences may be helpful, but are not necessary to succeed in this course. It will be critical that you perform the required listening and keep up with the required readings.

Required Text:

- The Pop, Rock and Soul Reader (3rd Edition) by David Brackett

Jeffrey L. Webb, Voice Lessons, Fall 2017

Course Description:

Students will participate in a 30-minute private lesson per week. Students will learn proper vocal techniques and a variety of repertoire during their lessons. Students are expected to show growth in their knowledge of the taught techniques and their performances of the repertoire. The semester will culminate with students performing in juries or other performance opportunities.

Syllabus: 

Jeffrey L. Webb, Concert Choir, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The UPJ Choir is an auditioned group of singers that perform a wide variety of choral literature from all historical periods. Members of the choir participate in a public performance at least once each semester, singing repertoire that includes motets, madrigals, folk and part songs, and spirituals. Mondays may be used as a day for sectional rehearsals, with the Sopranos/Altos meeting for half the period, and the Tenors/Basses meeting for the other half. Please be aware when sectionals are called.

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Jeffrey L. Webb, The Beatles, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st century. The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music.

Required Texts:

-None

Suggested Materials:

-Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding
-Shout! The Beatles in their generation by Philip Norman

Syllabus: 
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