Course Abstract Details

MUSIC-105, Fundamentals of Music

Credits: 3

Course Description

MUSIC 105, Fundamentals of Music, is a general introduction to reading and writing music. Elements of music, notation and terminology, theory, scale formation, triads, chords and their inversions, sight-singing, ear training, and introduction to the keyboard are included. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. Name the letter names on the treble and bass clefs (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, PG 3) 

2. Count and clap rhythms in duple, triple and compound meters up to divisions of the beat in fourths ( GE 2, GE 3, PG 1) 

3. Identify the key signatures of all major and minor keys. (GE 2, GE 3, PG 3) 

4. Play major scales on the keyboard up to five sharps and five flats. (GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 1, PG 5) 

5. Outline basic sight-singing concepts. (GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, GE 7, PG 1, PG 4) 

6. Construct all intervals on the staff and on the keyboard. (GE 2, GE 3, PG 3, PG 5) 

7. Identify all intervals by ear. (GE 2, GE 3, PG 4) 

8. Play a simple keyboard piece, in C position, hands together. (GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 1, PG 5) 

9. Analyze music through listening to live and recorded performances (GE 1, GE 2, GE 5 GE 6, PG 2)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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