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2014-15 Catalog


MUS A111: Fundamentals of Music (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Rudimentary work in the elements of music and an introduction to notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, and musical terminology. Designed for students with little or no background in music reading, or as a refresher course for those who have studied music. 

MUS A121: Music Appreciation (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Fine Arts Requirement.
Special Note: Music majors may not use this course towards their GER-Fine Arts requirement. Basic elements of the physics of musical sound and music notation, followed by a survey of the history and development of Western music from the early Middle Ages to the present. 

MUS A140: Fingerstyle Guitar I (2 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 0
Special Note: Students must furnish their own 6-string acoustic or classical guitar.
Beginning course for those who do not read music or who have limited experience with the guitar. Reading and performing melodies, solos, and accompaniment on the guitar from standard treble staff notation. Use of traditional and contemporary musical examples to teach at least 13 basic chords in the first position, alternating bass technique and six fingerstyle patterns.

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