For nonmusic majors. For people with no hands-on music experience. Rudiments of music; notation of time, small pitch structures (e.g., some scales, chords, rhythmic patterns), some analysis. Recommended: some music training including ability to read music.
Elementary music theory (no prior music training needed.) Notation of rhythmic symbols, meters, simple and compound rhythmic systems, notation of pitches in treble and bass clefs, intervals, scales, key signatures.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
There will be lectures and study of the course textbook. Professor Saks will send e-mails to the class regarding the course syllabus and periodic information that the class needs to receive. There is no website for this course.
Attendance at classes is necessary, as is careful study of the assigned workbook materials.
Class assignments and grading
The required textbook is in a workbook format. Students are expected to complete all workbook frames, supplementary assignment frames and chapter mastery frames
There will be 100 total possible points for course credit, the highest grade of 4.0 starts at 95 points (allowing for 5 missed points as a means of receiving extra credit).