MUSIC 2101

MUSIC 2101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Study of the foundations of tonal music as manifested primarily in the Western literate tradition, also incorporating examples from various vernacular idioms. The course combines modern pedagogical methods with the study of historical sources and focuses on active learning at the keyboard. Topics to be covered include rudiments such as scales and triads; melodic and harmonic principles; voice-leading strategies and schemata; species counterpoint; improvisation, including techniques of embellishment; rhythm, meter, and gesture. During sections, the concepts and skills introduced in lecture will be practiced at the keyboard as well as vocally. Other section activities include elements of musicianship (aural skills, intervallic production and identification, rhythmic accuracy and fluency, etc.); transcription; sight singing; and score reading.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: basic ability to read/write music, to sing/play an instrument, and to navigate the keyboard (advanced skills not necessary), as evaluated by diagnostic exam (administered in first class meeting of semester) and/or instructor permission. Some students might be expected to take MUSIC 1105 in the Spring before returning to MUSIC 2101 the following Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Intended for students planning to major or minor in music, and other qualified students. A grade of B or better in MUSIC 2101 is required for admission to the music major.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8289MUSIC 2101  LEC 001

  •  8456MUSIC 2101  DIS 201

  •  8457MUSIC 2101  DIS 202

  •  8809MUSIC 2101  DIS 203