Explore the cultural basis and historical context of diverse musical styles. Reflect on music notation as a problem solving approach in musical expression using historically significant examples. Learn the basics of music notation in the historical context of the expressive needs that drove the evolution of this system. Go from sound to symbol and symbol to sound by reading pitch and rhythm notation, sight-singing and ear training. Use music theory (scales and chords) to harmonize simple melodies.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)