Introduction to Music Appreciation

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Course Description

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Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Basic Elements of Music

Lesson 2 : Medieval Music

Lesson 3: Renaissance Music

Lesson 4: Baroque Music

Lesson 5: Classical Music

Lesson 6: The Romantic Period

Lesson 7: Classical (Pre-Modern) Music, 1900-1945

Lesson 8: Classical (Modern) Music, 1945-Present

Lesson 9: Jazz, 1890-1945

Lesson 10: Jazz, 1945 to Present

Lesson 11: Opera Part One

Lesson 12: Opera Part Two

Lesson 13: Broadway Musical Theatre

Lesson 14: Pop Music

Lesson 15: Folk Music

Lesson 16: Non-Western Music

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe basic elements of music.
  • Identify medieval music.
  • Identify renaissance music.
  • Identify baroque music.
  • Identify classical music.
  • Know the romantic period in music.
  • Know classical (pre-modern) music, 1900-1945 and modern classic music (1945-present).
  • Identify, recognize and describe jazz music.
  • Recognize opera music.
  • Recognize and identify pop music, folk music, and non-western music, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2 Exam14
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Exam10
Bach Music100
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Exam15
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5 Exam14
Listening to Music100
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Exam15
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Exam10
Jazz Music100
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11 Exam15
Your Favorites100
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12 Exam15
Broadway Music100
Lesson 13 Assignment25
Lesson 13 Exam15
Pop Music100
Lesson 14 Assignment25
Lesson 14 Exam15
Music Choice100
Lesson 15 Assignment25
Lesson 15 Exam13
New Things100
Lesson 16 Exam10
The Final Exam45
Total Points:1425

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