Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is an introduction to music fundamentals and basic musicianship. It focuses on
developing practical musical skills through oral, aural, keyboard and written experiences
with rhythms, melodies, intervals, scales, chords, and music notation. Students will be expected to learn and identify musical notation, pitch, time, scales, key signatures, time signatures, intervals and chords together with their typical uses in melody and harmony. Students will be encouraged to develop basic piano playing and singing skills to be able to work on their musicianship exercises and will be evaluated through tests, quizzes, home assignments, exams, class participation and attendance. This should result in a better understanding, and in turn, a greater comprehension of the fundamentals of music, thus preparing them for more advanced courses in music theory and harmony.
Prior musical knowledge is helpful but not necessary for this class and there are no pre-requisites or co-requisites.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria: