Dec 03, 2023
MUSC 101 - Fundamentals of Music Credits: 5
Covers basic note and rhythm reading, chords and scales, aural skills and fundamentals of songwriting. Includes an examination of chord symbols and progressions, melody, lyrics and form.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate proper musical notation skills.
- Aurally identify and notate simple intervals and simple rhythmic patterns.
- Identify scales, keys, intervals, triads, clefs, meter, rhythm, and chords.
- Demonstrate basic sight-singing skills in tonal music.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts.
- Demonstrate responsibility by one or more of the following: attendance, assignment completion, final project or performance completion.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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