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, Plagal 1st, 4th, and Plagal 4th Modes. Students should plan to come to at least one half hour regular practice session and one half hour Vocal Technique Session each week.
Prerequisites: ByzB 101 (please contact the school if you did not take ByzB 101, but feel qualified to start with ByzB 102)
Materials: ByzB Starter Set from the Trisagion School store (enrollees receive 25% off-find the access code in the Introduction to the course)
Class Dates: 2nd Term 2021 (May 10 – June 27, 2021)
Practice Sessions (all sessions listed in ET):
Mondays 8:30 – 9 pm
Thursdays 7:30 – 8 pm
Vocal Technique sessions (all times Eastern time):
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursdays, 8:00 – 8:30 pm
Students need to purchase the ByzB Starter Set if they have not done so already.