MUS 253: Elementary Music in Action

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

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.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Arts — DA
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Read Western music notation at a basic level.
  2. Chant basic rhythmic passages using the neutral syllable "Ta."
  3. Perform basic music pieces on keyboard, recorder, and ukulele.