Fundamentals of ear training, sight-singing, keyboard, and written skills (rudiments such as scales, intervals and basic chord identification) are introduced. Proficiency on an instrument is not required, but previous experience with note-reading is expected. MUSC*1130 cannot be counted toward a specialization in music.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Read and write basic musical notation for pitch and rhythm;
- Recognize sound qualities of major and minor triads;
- Aurally and visually distinguish pitch relationships within an octave;
- Identify basic rhythmic patterns by ear and by sight (in a musical score);
- Communicate musically through singing of basic melodies and rhythm;
- Analyze basic elements of musical genres and articulate reasons for your musical preferences based on this analysis; and
- Describe and evaluate the ways in which theoretical elements make music expressive.
- Theory and Rhythm
- Sharp Key Signatures and Tapping Rhythms
- Major Keys (Sharps) and Sight Singing Introduction
- Minor Keys (Sharps) and Interval Distances
- Harmonic Minor Scales (Sharps) and Interval Names
- Melodic Minor Scales (Sharps)
- Flat Key Signatures Plus Dots and Ties
- Major Keys (Flats)
- Minor Keys (Flats)
- Harmonic Minor Scales (Flats) and Minor Intervals
- Melodic Minor Scales (Flats)
|Sight Singing Assessments (2)||14%|
|Dictation Assignment (2)||12%|
|Ear Assessments (2)||16%|
|Take-Home Final Exam||25%|
Please Note: You must have a computer capable of recording (most have a built-in system) or use your own headset if not.
*Course details are subject to change.