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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 1050 - Music Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

The study of beginning music fundamentals such as note names, clefs, scales, intervals, and chords, an analysis of simple melodic and rhythmic structures, and an introduction to the piano. Recommended for beginners and those needing preparation for Theory 1 and Ear Training 1.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe that Element of Music called “the Staff” and its associative structures.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, and describe pitch, lines, and spaces of the great staff.
  2. Name, define, and describe the treble and bass clefs.
  3. Name, define, and describe octave names called C.
  4. Name, define, and locate octave names on the piano keyboard.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe that Element of Music called “Rhythm” and its associate structures.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, and describe pulse and duration of sound and silence.
  2. Name, define, and describe symbols called notes.
  3. Name, define, and describe simple and compound meters.
  4. Name, define, and describe measures and bar lines.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe that element of music called the “Scale” and its associate structures.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, and describe the octave, the half step, and the whole step.
  2. Name, define, and describe the diatonic major scale.
  3. Name, define, and describe the diatonic minor scale.
  4. Name, define, and describe the sharp, flat, chromatic, and natural signs on the staff and the piano keyboard.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and describe that Element of Music call “the Chord” and its associative structures.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, and describe harmony and chords.
  2. Name, define, and construct major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads.
  3. Name, define, and construct single triads and seventh chords in root and inverted positions.
  4. Name, define, and construct chord progressions using the tonic, subdominant, and dominant triads and seventh chord in root and inverted positions.

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. The Staff
    1. Pitch
    2. Great Staff
    3. Treble and Bass Clefs
    4. Note Identification
  2. Introduction to the Keyboard
    1. Notes on the Keyboard
    2. Chromatic Notes
    3. Octave Names
  3. Rhythm
    1. Pulse and Duration
    2. Music Notes
    3. Staff and Rest Notation
    4. Measure Structure
    5. Meter and Time Signature
  4. Scales
    1. Pitch
    2. Octave
    3. Half Steps
    4. Whole Steps
    5. Diatonic Major Scales
    6. Diatonic Minor Scales
  5. Intervals
    1. Melodic Style
    2. Harmonic Style
    3. Major Intervals
    4. Minor Intervals
    5. Perfect Intervals
    6. Diminished Intervals
    7. Augmented Intervals
  6. Chord Construction
    1. The Triad and Seventh Chords
    2. The Tonic (I) Triad
    3. The Subdominant (IV) Triad
    4. The Dominant (V) Triad and (V7) Seventh Chords
    5. The Above Chords in 1st and 2nd Inversions

Primary Faculty
Moses, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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