NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNANDALE CAMPUS

BASIC MUSICIANSHIP I MUS-101 ON-LINE VERSION

 Dr. James Fay, Professor of Music

Office: CM-228, Phone 703-323-3177, Fax 703-323-4248

Music Department Office 703-323-3114

E-mail jfay@nvcc.edu  Web www.nvcc.edu/nvfayxj

Course materials www.connect4education.org

 Course Information and Objectives

Introduction to music theory designed to teach the beginner to read, write and understand the symbols of music notation.  The approach is equally suited to those with no prior training in music as well as those who have learned to sing or play without training in fundamentals. 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to read music utilizing both bass and treble clefs, develop an understanding of key, and develop basic skills in keyboard, sight-singing, and ear training

 Prerequisites

This course assumes no prior knowledge of the written or aural aspects of music.

 Texts

OnMusic Fundamentals, published by Connect for Education, (access card)

Besides College Registration, you need to purchase the access card, either through the Campus Bookstore, or through www.connect4education.com. Then you register it on line to get login information. Once you log in, follow the instructions to install browser plug-ins necessary for the course

 Course Format

There is 1 class meeting during the Semester, on Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 PM in room CM-202, Annandale Campus, on Tuesday Jan 11 for course orientation.

All work needs to be completed by the end of the semester, May 2. Last day to register online with Connect4education is Mar 25.

Course Content

·         The keyboard

·         Notation, The Staff, and Melody

·         Clefs

·         Major Scales

·         Key Signatures

·         Minor Scales

·         Intervals

·         Triads and the Dominant Seventh Chord

·         Introduction to Rhythm and Meter

·         Basic Ear Training Exercises

EVALUATION AND GRADING

15 Quizzes

30%

Mid-term exam

35%

Final exam

35%

 

A..............

90-100%

B..............

80-89.99%

C..............

70-79.99%

D..............

60-69.99%

F..............

below 60%

Policies

Students are expected to follow the Information Technology Student/Patron Ethics Agreement as posted in computer areas and Academic Integrity Standards as set down in the Student Handbook. Cheating will result in a test failure for the first offense, and course failure thereafter.

 TECHNICAL SUPPORT

You will find most of the answers to your technical support questions in our Technical Support Page. However, please feel free to email for your technical support needs at support@connect4education.com. Please refer all of your course instructional questions to your course instructor.