Music Theory and Aural Skills
OBJECTIVES: In this course, the student will:
- Develop and articulate thoughts and ideas on the topic of Music Theory.
- Learn elements of music theory and aural skills.
- Develop skills in reading and writing music, using correct notation, symbols, and vocabulary.
- Compose/arrange music using a variety of tonalities and meters.
- Engage in aural skill activities that strengthen the “seeing ear” and the “hearing eye.”
- Study the periods of music history/music appreciation including major composers and compositions.
- Improve skill in listening to music as an art form and develop appreciation of music for its aesthetic value through critical analysis and comprehension.
- 1 inch three ring binder.
- Pencils, Pencils, and more Pencils!
- Straight edge to be used in writing notation. An architectural triangle is suggested.
- Metronome for aural skill activities. One that produces pitch also is ideal.
- Staff Paper
- Finale Printmusic!* Please note that this is not required!
50% Class Participation- Determined through punctuality, attentiveness, effort, and preparation.
30% Written Assignments- Complete all class assignments and homework! Late work will not be accepted unless excused by the instructor.
10% Quarterly Notebook Grade- Determined by organization and completeness!
10% Quizzes and Tests- All tests and quizzes will be weighted equally!
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