ByzB 103: Byzantine Notation Fluency – Term 4 2023

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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. 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 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: Term 4, 2023 (October 30 – December 17)

Regular Practice Sessions 
Thursdays, 1:30 – 2 pm ET
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8 pm ET
Possible additional session on Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9 pm if enrollment is high enough.

Vocal Technique Sessions:
Tuesdays, 8 – 8:30 pm ET
Thursdays, 2 – 2:30 pm ET
Thursdays, 8 – 8:30 pm ET