May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [Archived] 
2023-2024 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSI 101 - Music Fundamentals

3 units
3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the notation and primary elements of tonal music from global cultures. It prepares students for further study in theory and musicianship, and serves to enhance the study and appreciation of music for all interested students. Students will analyze music beginning with pitch and rhythm notation, the keyboard and major scales. The course proceeds through intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversions, minor scales, cadences, modes and non-harmonic tones. Included are terms and symbols for tempi, dynamics, and repeats. The history and social context of the above concepts will be discussed.

(formerly Music 1)

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