St George Beginner Workshop

In this workshop you will learn to read basic Byzantine notation so that you can follow along with an experienced cantor and begin to figure out simple Heirmologic hymns in Byzantine notation on your own.

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 2 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn in Byzantine notation and continue their study of modal theory. Students will study intervallic symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythmic symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale. Students study Heirmologic hymns on parallagi (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 4 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn in Byzantine notation and continue their study of modal theory. Students will study intervallic symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythmic symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale. Students study Heirmologic hymns on parallagi (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 3 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn in Byzantine notation and continue their study of modal theory. Students will study intervallic symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythmic symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale. Students study Heirmologic hymns on parallagi (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 1 2023

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 2 2022

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 3 2022

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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ByzB 103: Byzantine Notation Fluency – Term 3 2022

This course focuses on developing reading fluency on parallagi in syllabic hymns and sticheraric hymns and goes much deeper into symbols indicating the mode and scale (martyries and fthores).  Students study four Diatonic Sticheraric hymns as well as Heirmologic hymns in the in the Enharmonic and Chromatic Modes: 2nd, Plagal 2nd, 3rd, and Grave Mode.…

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ByzB 103: Byzantine Notation Fluency – Term 1 2023

This course focuses on developing reading fluency on parallagi in syllabic hymns and sticheraric hymns and goes much deeper into symbols indicating the mode and scale (martyries and fthores).  Students study four Diatonic Sticheraric hymns as well as Heirmologic hymns in the in the Enharmonic and Chromatic Modes: 2nd, Plagal 2nd, 3rd, and Grave Mode.…

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