MUS 102 Music Fundamentals


Textbook: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, eleventh edition, by William Duckworth ISBN: 978-1-285-44620-2 (new January 2015)

Text website: www.cengage.com instructions on how to use COURSEMATE online (optional)

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This web page is for the non-online MUS 102 course only.

The syllabus for your specific face to face course will be given to you by your instructor.

Music Theory Synopsis via Toby Rush at http://www.tobyrush.com.
Good one-page explanations of our course content and more. Free to use.

Chapter Notes
Chapter 1 The Basics of Music
Chapters 2&3 The Keyboard, Rhythm I: Simple Meter
Chapters 4&5 Rhythm II: Compound Meter, Pitch
Chapter 6 Major Scales
Chapter 7 Major Key Signatures
Chapter 8 Intervals
Interval construction and identification worksheet
Compound intervals and inversions
Chapter 9 Minor Key Signatures
Chapter 10 Minor Scales
Chapter 11 Pentatonic & Blues Scales (and Appendix G: Modes, Whole Tone, Octatonic Scales)
Chapter 11 Supplemental examples  on Pentatonic/Blues/Whole Tone scales
Chapters 12&13 Triads, Triads in a Musical Context
Chapters 14&15 Chord Progressions, Writing a Song

Homework Assignments
(NOTE: These are not the same homework assignments for MUS 102 online)
Chapter 1 Basics of Music
Chapter 2 Keyboard
Chapters 3&4 Simple Rhythm & Compound Rhythm
Chapter 5 Pitch
Chapter 6 Major Scales
Chapter 7 Major Key Signatures
Chapter 8 Intervals
Chapter 9 Minor Key Signatures
Chapter 10 Minor Scales
Chapter 11 Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Chapter 12&13 Triads, Triads in a Musical Context
Chapter 14 Chord Progressions
Chapter 15 Writing a Song

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Project Games
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Speed Match

Tools
Music Staff Paper (single sheet)
Music Staff Paper  (multiple formats)
Key Identification System
Major Key Signature Guide
Interval Chart
Piano Keyboard Template
Major keys and chords
Intervals MUS 125 Interval Recipes Publisher web access materials
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