FAR300 (Spring)   Music Appreciation

Grade Level:  Junior/Senior Length:  One Semester

Credit:  0.50

Prerequisite:  None

 

In Music Appreciation, the students will recognize the development of music from an historical and cultural perspective. The course will begin with a survey of the elements of music. Students will study how to read notes on treble and bass clef staffs and discover basic music terminology, instrument families, tempo, rhythm, form and meter. These elements will then be used throughout the course as a foundation for discussion of music throughout history. Eras covered will include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and a variety of 20th century genres. Students will gain an understanding of the context in which music was created by recognizing and aurally identifying style characteristics, genres, and representative masterworks from various periods.