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Music Appreciation

Credit Hours: 1

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

Whether a sheet of music seems like a foreign language to you or music is your life, Music
Appreciation has something to offer. This course begins with an overview of the building blocks
of music, such as rhythm, acoustics, instruments, and orchestration. Next you will learn about
the role of music in society, the aesthetics of music, and how to evaluate a piece of music.
From there, you will study music history, beginning with medieval chants and leading all the way
to present-day movie music. Finally, you will study music from around the world. This course is a
must for aspiring musicians and avid listeners alike.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Major Concepts

Semester One

  • Building Blocks of Music
  • Aesthetics and Evaluating Music
  • Early/Renaissance Music
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • 20th Century and Contemporary
  • Music Around the World