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Welcome to Music 101

  1. 1. Welcome To Music 101 Introduction to Music Burlington County College Section 171 – Online John Peter Holly, Instructor
  2. 2. What is this course about?
  3. 3. This course is about development of music in western civilization from its beginnings in Europe in the Middles Ages up through the 20th century in America and around the world.
  4. 4. Topics in the course will include: Classical Music Jazz Film Music The American Musical Theatre
  5. 5. In this course, you will learn about the periods of Western Musical History and listen to examples of music from each period.
  6. 6. Music of both European and American composers will be surveyed, along with some music of non-Western traditions.
  7. 7. You will also be learning about the great composers from each period of music, and you will become familiar with some of the important works they composed.
  8. 8. You will also be learning about some of the musical forms, such as Sonatas, Symphonies, Concertos and Tone Poems that composers used in the different periods of classical music.
  9. 9. By the time the course is complete, you will know the periods of musical history in Western culture and will be able to identify musical examples from each period.
  10. 10. You will be expected to do weekly assignments that will take place online in BCC’s online course management system, Blackboard Learn 9.1.
  11. 11. Listening Log: You should also keep a listening log in a notebook of the musical samples that you listen to. Whenever you listen to a musical example, sound file or video performance, write down the name of the composer and the complete name of the work. You can also make any notes about the the music in your listening log.
  12. 12. In this course, you will spend a lot of time listening to different kinds of music. Some of the music may be appealing to you, or even enjoyable. Some of the music we listen to may not immediately be very appealing.
  13. 13. You should try to listen to all of the musical samples in the course with an open mind and try to learn and absorb what you can from the experience.
  14. 14. If you have a question about the music, please jot it down while the music is playing and then post it on a course Discussion Board in Blackboard, or send it in a message to the Instructor.
  15. 15. Although you will be learning about the periods of musical history, the names and dates of great composers and many other categories of factual information, a lot of what you will learn in this class is subjective. In other words, much of what you will learn in this course will not be factual information.
  16. 16. Most of the music that we experience in everyday life in commercial and popular formats has durations of 3 minutes or less.
  17. 17. In this course, you will develop skills of attention and focus that will enable you to experience and appreciate musical works of considerably longer duration.
  18. 18. Hopefully, you should find this course to be an interesting, enjoyable experience, as well as an educational one.
  19. 19. (End)