MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS MUTH 1310 – 990 online Sec. 990: online
Instructor: Dr. Linda Holzer Prof. of Music https://goo.gl/fMK3cv e-mail: Please use the Message Tool in Blackboard to contact me during the semester. Office Hours by appointment.
Office: Fine Arts 101-D. [email protected]
Office phone: 501.569.8436
If you are using a computer at work, a network firewall may cause difficulty with accessing, downloading and submitting some of the course files. Check with your system administrator for solutions. Some security settings and browser add-ons may also block access to the materials in this course. You are responsible for resolving any such technical problems. MP3 Player: You must have the ability to listen to MP3 files. PDF Reader: You must have the ability to view PDF files. Class Format: Students are expected to use Blackboard, the UALR course management software program, for completing semester assignments. Blackboard becomes available to enrolled students beginning at midnight on the first day of classes. OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Read musical notes on a staff, basic music literacy • Play notes on a virtual keyboard • Write music using the free online notation tool Noteflight http://www.noteflight.com/info/faq or free software Finale Notepad http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale-notepad/ • Construct scales and recognize them by sound • Identify intervals and chords, and recognize them through listening • Write a chord tone melody • Apply musical vocabulary • Develop heightened awareness of creativity in music, and its role in the expressive impact of a musical composition COURSE STRUCTURE: The Class Week begins on Monday at 10 am and runs through the following Monday 10 am (Central Standard Time) unless otherwise specified for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Spring Break. Each Monday morning the current week's readings, homework assignments, quizzes, and discussion topics become available on Blackboard. The course starts with Unit 1 on Blackboard. Always go to the current Unit to see what is due each week. Except for the Unit 1, Week 1a. assignment that is due Friday, Jan. 13 by 10 PM (the 5th day of class), all weekly assignments