MUSC100 Music Fundamentals
Department of The Arts: Music
Course Number and TitleMUSC100 Music Fundamentals
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionMusic Fundamentals introduces basic musical concepts, develops rudimentary skills in musicianship, and functions as a precursor to the study of music theory and ear training.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Learning Goals
- define, interpret, and construct musical notation with regard to concepts of pitch, duration, dynamics, melody, harmony, and fundamental theoretical structures (such as scales, intervals, triads, key signatures, time signatures, enharmonic equivalents, etc.); and
- dpply basic music reading skills in both an aural context and at the keyboard.
- Core Learning Goals
Students will be able to
This course is not in the Core
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Define and recognize time signatures and meters in written and aural contexts.
- Define and recognize rhythmic concepts in written and aural contexts.
- Define, recognize, and apply key signature concepts in the contexts of the circle of fifths and in parallel and relative key relationships.
- Define and identify intervals, triads, major and minor scales, and simple harmonic progressions in written and aural contexts.
- Define and apply in written and aural contexts concepts of pitch, intensity, duration, and timbre.
- Demonstrate functional keyboard geography skills regarding pitch location, half/whole steps, enharmonic equivalents, intervals, triads, and major and minor scales.
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals
Course-specific content will be assessed via homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated), quizzes, and exams. A departmentally generated final comprehensive examination will be administered to assess all subject matter components that are detailed in the Learning Goals for this course.
This course is not in the Core.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:A departmentally selected textbook and workbook are required for this course. (See course format.)
Teaching Methods EmployedTeaching methods employed may include, but are not limited to, specific topics, projects, assignments, approaches, time frames, A-V, etc.
In-class drill/practice tasks
Demonstration and live performance
Reading assignments from textbooks
Homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated)
Score reading and analysis
Quizzes and exams
Review/Approval Date - 4/08