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Music Fundamentals [MUSC 104] W 2022

MUSC 104/3.0 Music Fundamentals

Winter 2022: In-person delivery 

This is an ideal foundation course for those interested in the creative process or continuing on to more advanced music study. It covers the language of music and its “grammar” (rudiments) through the study of notation, ear training, theory and analysis. Students also learn how to read and hear music in different styles, including classical, pop and rock. A degree of fluency is achieved through regular practice in written assignments and classroom activities. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Memorize fundamental elements of musical notation such as the grand staff, notes in treble and bass clefs, accidentals, and note values/rests in order to read/write/perform simple printed music.
  • Identify and build scales and intervals, create progressions and cadences in order to analyze, compose, and understand the basic structure of music.  
  • Learn to reproduce by singing and playing on a keyboard, the elements of music (scales, chords, and intervals) that you have learned in order to reinforce what is written through sound. 

NOTE: Students who hold Royal Conservatory Advanced Rudiments or higher should consult with the School for appropriate course placement. May not be taken for credit by students in the B.Mus. Plan. 

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (18L; 18G; 36O; 48P) 

EXCLUSION: No more than one course from MUSC 104/3.0; MUSC P06/0.0; MUSC P52/3.0.

INSTRUCTOR: Graham Freeman