Textbooks: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Surmani & Manus, ISBN-13:978-0882848976
Rudiments is offered as a five-level series that begins with the very basics of music notation. All Rudiments levels use the same textbook. Students who enroll in Rudiments for the first time are required to take a placement test and will receive testing information with their acceptance letter. Test results will be used to help determine the appropriate level of study in discussion with the course coordinator at camp registration. Students who enroll in Rudiments and have taken a prior level will automatically be placed in the next higher level unless they indicate another preference in discussion with the course coordinator at camp registration. Prerequisites for each level include a basic understanding of the material from all previous levels.
Rudiments 1: Notation assumes no prior musical knowledge. It is a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and accidentals.