NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MUSC 1010 - Foundations of Music

This course explores the terminology and theoretical concepts of music and music notation. Topics include the basic principles of physics of sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, and form. An introduction to ear training is also presented. Rudimentary piano keyboard skills are developed.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1010 Foundations of Foundations of Music, the student will:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the basic elements of music, including sound theory, timbre, rhythm, meter, pitch, scales, intervals, keys, chords, harmonic progress, and simple forms.
  2. read and write music notation.
  3. transcribe intervals, simple chord progressions, and short melodies.
  4. sing short melodic lines using solfege syllables.
  5. perform simple one- and two-handed pieces at the piano keyboard.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 hours/week

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