Music Appreciation IMUS 111
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2. Provides fundamentals of listening to and understanding of instrumental music (concerto, small ensemble). Presents basic principles for discussion as they relate to a variety of examples from classical, folk, and pop styles. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of listening to music analytically.
- Define music/purposes of music.
- Define Melody, Harmony, Form, Color, and Rhythm.
- Characterize 3 major style sources (Folk, Art, Pop).
- Understand fundamental principles of acoustics:
Demonstrate an awareness of the elements of music as applied to the composer.
- Understand how the composer works.
- Understand the Inspired, the Struggler, and the Craftsman approaches.
- Compare approaches among major composers.
- Compare among composer, arranger, and improviser.
- Understand major forms composers use: song, part forms, contrapuntal forms, developmental forms, variations, and multi-movement forms.
- Understand the instruments and mediums of musical expression.
Demonstrate an awareness of elements of music as applied to the performer.
- Understand how the conductor works.
- Develop talent and self-discipline.
- Understand dramatic effects of music.
- Understand how the performance affects listeners.
Demonstrate an awareness of the elements of music as applied to the listener.
- Differentiate between live and recorded music.
- Understand levels of listening; passive, sensory, emotional, perceptive, active.
- Understand music as a language.
- Identify major time periods of Western music.
- Identify recorded and live examples of music.