MUSC 1030 - Music Appreciation
Credit Hours: 3.00
Humanities course for non‑music majors wishing to increase their knowledge and discrimination of music. Various types and styles of music are presented and discussed with regard to the elements of music and how they function in each style. Concerts and outstanding programs are related to the course.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe the elements of music.
- Name, define and describe the nature and structure of melody.
- Name, define and describe the nature and structure of rhythm.
- Name, define and describe the nature and structure of harmony.
- Name, define and describe the nature and structure of tempo and dynamics.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify the instruments of the orchestra.
- Name, define, and describe by sight and sound the instruments of the string family.
- Name, define, and describe by sight and sound the instruments of the woodwind family.
- Name, define, and describe by sight and sound the instruments of the brass family.
- Name, define, and describe by sight and sound the instruments of the percussion family.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe the Absolute Forms utilized in one of the Great Period Styles of Western Art Music.
- Name, define, and describe the symphony of the classical periods.
- Name, define, and describe the concerto of the classical period.
- Name, define, and describe the sonata of the classical period.
- Name, define, and describe the string quartet of the classical period.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to listen to randomly played works and identify four features of each.
- Name the randomly played work by name (form, key, and movement).
- Name the randomly played work by composer.
- Name the randomly played work by form or design.
- Name the randomly played work by period style.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- The Elements of Music
- Musical Texture
- Musical Form
- Tempo and Dynamics
- Instruments of the Orchestra
- Musical Instruments I
- Musical Instruments II
- Musical Ensembles
- The Organization of Musical Sounds
- Musical Systems
- Aspects of the Major-Minor system
- Focus on Form
- The Development of Musical Themes
- The Classic Forms
- The Classical Spirit
- Classicism in Music
- Classical Chamber Music
- The Classical Symphony
- The Nature of the Symphony
- Beethoven and the Symphony in Transition
- Beethoven’s “Sym. #5 in Cm,” Mvts. I & II
- Beethoven’s “Sym. #9 in Dm,” Mvt. IV
- The 18th Century Concerto and Sonata
- The Classical Concerto
- Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in G Major,” Mvt. I
- The Classical Sonata
- Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata in C minor,” Mvt. III
- From Classicism to Romanticism
- The Romantic Movement
- The Spirit of Romanticism
- Romanticism in Music
- Romantic Program Music
- The Nature of Program Music
- The Symphonic Poem: Smetana’s “The Moldau”
- The Concert Overture: Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy”
- Choral and Dramatic Music in the 19th Century
- Romantic Opera
- Wagner and the Music Drama
- Wagner’s “Die Walkure”
- The Impression Eras
- Claude Debussy and Impressionism
- Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun”
- Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand”
- The Early Twentieth Century
- Main Currents in Early Twentieth Century Music
- New Elements of Musical Style
- Stravinsky and the Revitalization of Rhythm
- Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”
- Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School
- Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire”
- “A Survivor from Warsaw”
- The Nationalism of the Twentieth Century
- The European Scene
- Bartok, “The Miraculous Mandarian”
- The American Scene
- Ives, “Symphony No. 2”
- The New Music
- New Directions
- Contemporary Composers
- Some Current Trends
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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