MUS 101 Music Fundamentals

Introduction to the basics of music reading and writing from the very beginning. Studies basic music theory, scales, chord recognition, music analysis, interval relationships, and an introduction to composing one's own music.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Liberal Arts Core 1, AAOT Arts & Letters, AGS Humanities/Arts,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify and accurately use musical staff notation: clefs, pitches, intervals, rhythmic values, time signatures, key signatures, triads, seventh chords and their inversions. Identify and describe the development of musical ideas in student created compositions using simple musical forms. Create music through the use of notation or technology and demonstrate how the elements of music have been employed to realize expressive intention. Analyze the elements of music in musical works, relating them to style, mood, and context and describe how the analysis provides models for composition from the perspective of composer, performer, and listener. Demonstrate an understanding of musical works through participation in the creative process.