Major forms and styles from the Middle Ages to the present, as seen against sociological and cultural backgrounds, are studied. The course includes lectures, recordings, live music in the classroom and attendance at concerts. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression.
A continuation of the study of major forms and styles from a variety of ethnic cultures, including jazz and popular music throughout the world as seen against sociological and cultural backgrounds. The course includes lectures, recordings, live music in the classroom, and attendance at concerts. Three lecture hours per week.
This course is a practical introduction to the fundamentals of music. Class work emphasizes ear training, including rhythmic and melodic dictation, and the acquisition of keyboard skills with an emphasis on chords and harmonizing melodies. Some improvisation techniques will also be included. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression.
This course is a continuation of Music Theory I. Students study four-part harmony, modulation, 7th chords of all types, appropriate elements of analysis for various musical styles, basic species counter point (first species), voice leading, and two- and three-part forms. Prerequisite: MUS 113 or permission of instructor. Three hours of lecture per week.
- Apply theories of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, dynamics, and form to the study, analysis, and performance of a wide variety of musical compositions.
- Analyze and differentiate stylistic elements of musical compositions.
A practical approach to presenting music to children, including nursery and folk songs, musical games, rhythm bands, simple folk dances and the staging of puppet shows learned through student group performance in class. The student will compile musical materials which can be used in future employment. Three lecture hours per week.
This hands-on course shows students how sound can be employed to underscore, to provide spatial dimension, to contextualize, to provide emotional dimension, and to provide subtext in media. Students produce soundtracks to visual media. Students are also introduced to outstanding examples of soundtracks and sound designs from the world of cinema, as well as other media. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week.
- Understand how sound can be used to underscore, to provide spatial dimension, to contextualize, to provide an emotional dimension, and to provide subtext.
- Analyze video content for inherent aspects of rhythm and tempo, and to be able to list significant visual events on a cue sheet.
- Use effects such as reverb to provide spatial dimension and to provide emotional impact.
- Understand basic concepts of music including chords, rhythm, tempo, and texture.
- Assemble music from loops using Apple’s Garage Band software.
- Synchronize music with digital video media using Apple’s iMovie, and to export their work to iDVD and Quicktime.