This course is an engagement in the practice of the components of music, specifically, time, pitch, media, musical expression, and form, and how these interact with each other to comprise a musical experience. The means through which these components will be explored are singing; using rhythm instruments, playing recorder, ukulele, bells, piano, and other classroom instruments; listening as a primary means of engaging the musical mind; movement as a primary means of engaging the kinesthetic and body senses; performing from notation; notating music; and analyzing music aurally and from score.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
- Read Western music notation at a basic level.
- Chant basic rhythmic passages using the neutral syllable "Ta."
- Perform basic music pieces on keyboard, recorder, and ukulele.