Basic Musicianship

  • Basic Musicianship MUS-105
    Course Syllabus

    Mynderse Academy – Finger Lakes Community College
    Spring 

     

    Instructor: Ms. Anna Luisi

    aluisi@sfcs.k12.ny.us

     

    Credit Hours & Contact Hours: 3 credit hours and 3 contact hours

     

    Catalog Description: Study of scales, intervals, key signatures, meters, rhythmic reading, and chords. This course is for students with little or no background in music performance or theory.

     

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

     

    - Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of music notation, intervals, rhythm, meter, scales and chord structure.

     

    - Apply theoretical concepts by performing rhythms in simple and compound meters.

     

    - Read and write pitch notation on treble and bass clefs.

     

    - Identify and write intervals and scales (major and minor), and relate them to the keyboard.

     

    - Write and identify all key signatures.

     

    - Identify and write all qualities and inversions of triads, and analyze their functions within a key.

     

    Relationship to Academic Programs and Curriculum:

    Elective for A.S. Music, A.S. Music Recording Technology,
    or general college population

     

    College Learning Outcomes Addressed by the Course:

    - reading, critical thinking, ethics/values

     

    Instructional Materials and Methods

     

    Course Materials:

    Textbook and accompanying CD

     

    Methods of Instruction:

    Lecture, discussion, drills, listening and demonstration

     

    Assessment Measures:

    Assessment of college and student outcomes addressed
    in this course will include:

     

    - Quizzes and exams will assess reading, critical thinking
    and computer literacy

     

    - Written assignments will assess reading and critical thinking.

     

    - Evaluation of the student’s skill and integrity as reflected in attendance, class participation, and timely completion of assignments will assess ethics/values.

     

    Grade Breakdown:

    Assessments: Tests/Quizzes – 35%

    Classwork/Homework – 30%

    Class Discussion/Participation – 20%

    Projects – 15%

     

    General Outline of Topics Covered:

     

    1. The Basics of Music

    2. Rhythm

    3. Pitch

    4. Intervals

    5. Major Scales and Key Signatures

    6. Minor Scales and Key Signatures

    7. Triads

    8. Tonality

     

    FLCC Grading Scale:

     

    A

    93 & Above

    4.0

    A-

    90-92

    3.7

    B+

    88-89

       3.3  

    B

    83-87

    3.0

    B-

    80-82

    2.7

    C+

    78-79

    2.3

    C

    73-77

    2.0

    C-

    70-72

    1.7

    D+

    68-69

    1.3

    D

    63-67

    1.0

    D-

    60-62

    0.7

    F

    59 & lower

    0.0

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Classroom Policies & Procedures:

     

    1. Students are to attend each class. Excessive tardiness or absences will result in being assigned to 10th or 11th period

     

    2. Each student is required to maintain a binder for class and have the textbook with you each class. The binder should have notebook paper and will contain lecture material, staff paper, quizzes and tests. Make sure to have a pencil with you each class.

     

     Behavioral Expectations:

     

    1.  There is to be no excessive talking during class time.  While discussion of the subject at hand is expected and encouraged, it is not an invitation to talk freely in class.

     

    2.  Gum chewing is allowed, as long as it is kept in the mouth.  There is to be no bubble-blowing, gum-snapping, etc.  Gum should be disposed of properly before engaging in any presentation that requires talking in front of the whole class.

     

    3.  Each student is to respect the belongings of other class members.

     

    4.  Students are not to touch the equipment in the classroom unless instructed to do so by the teacher.

     

    Cell Phones/MP3 Players:

     

    In accordance with school policy, cell phones and MP3 players are not to be used in class, unless you are using it for a class project (you should ask first). If you continue to use a device after a warning, it will be confiscated. If the situation happens multiple times, it will be turned over to Mr. Doell.