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Academic Bulletin Music - 2012-13 - 107 MUS 107

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MUS 107 Fundamentals of Music

This course introduces students to the fundamental components of the heard and notated language of music and how to read music. Topics include rhythm, pulse, pitch, meter, notation, the piano keyboard, major scales, major key signatures and intervals, minor scales, minor key signatures, other scales and modes, triads, tonality, cadences, chord progressions, melody harmonization, continued keyboard skills, and elementary ear-training. The goals of this course are to provide the student with a sound understanding of written musical notation, along with basic skills that promote further music study, performance, and composition. Open to all students, but primarily designed for students who wish to continue studying music. Otherwise suitable for fulfilling distribution requirements. Does not count toward the major or minor. Offered every semester.

Credits: 1