Spring 2022 - CA 104 OL01
Music Fundamentals (3)
Class Number: 7750
Delivery Method: In Person
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the elements of music and teaches the skill of reading music notation. An introduction to music theory and exposure to the application of music materials in a wide spectrum of music literature will be accompanied by practical exercises. The course is designed for students with no formal music training. May be of particular interest to students in other departments. Students with credit for FPA 104 may not take this course for further credit.
This course provides a basic understanding of the elements of music and develops the skill of reading music notation. It introduces music theory in a broad interdisciplinary and intercultural context, using a wide range of musical examples. Practical exercises offer an opportunity for students to experience the performative aspect of music. Though the course starts at a basic level, students with no prior music training should expect a substantial workload as they proceed to learn complex rhythms, melody-writing, basic harmony, and arranging. The course may be of particular interest to students from other departments. Students with credit for CA 104 may not take this course for further credit.
- Weely recorded tutorials 25%
- Three quizzes 20%
- Two creative assignments 15%
- Final examination (three hours) 40%
Computer with microphone
Printer, scanner or camera for submitting handwritten assignments
Access to a keyboard (real or virtual) is strongly recommended; access to a guitar or ukulele is also helpful.
Danielson, J. H. Basic Organization of Music, Fourth Edition (2015) Vibrant Air Music
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