Spring 2024 - CA 104 OL01

Music Fundamentals (3)

Class Number: 6515

Delivery Method: Online

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Online

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2024
    Wed, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
    Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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, improvisation techniques, melody-writing, basic harmony, and arranging. The course may be of particular interest to students from other departments.

Grading

  • Weekly recorded tutorials 25%
  • Three quizzes 16%
  • Six unit worksheets 6%
  • Two creative assignments 13%
  • Final examination (three hours) 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

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.

REQUIRED READING:

Danielson, J. H. Basic Organization of Music, Fourth Edition (2015) Vibrant Air Music

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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