Music is, in one way or the other, a part of everyone’s life. This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Music. This course explains concepts and vocabulary, discusses the genres and styles from various artists, cultures and times, and examines the level of participation from the audience. Students are encouraged to use music to express and present ideas and feelings, and to communicate using music for specific purposes. Students will be required to write musical notation, save the file, and upload the file to the course assignment drop box. Students will also be required to produce a music composition using an instrument of choice (may be as simple as a recorder or as complex as a piano) or an electronic composition application that is available as a computer app (for example: Musescore.org and Crescendo Music Notation Software which can be used on different platforms including a Mac or a PC) or a mobile app (for example: students may also use GarageBand which is an application found on mobile phones).
Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.
Musescore.org and Crescendo Music Notation Software which can be used on different platforms including a Mac or a PC) OR
Upon completion of this course, the student will: