Music for the Listener
MUS-M 174/ 3 Cr.
A survey course covering traditional and modern music styles of the last 1,000 years. Learn how to listen to music, instruments, and musical forms. No prior music experience required. Offered on campus and through the Web.
- Available Online: Yes
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: Yes
MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, SIXTH EDITION (HOFFER/BAILEY), CENGAGE PUBLISHING, COPYRIGHT 2016, ISBN: 9781305774919
Music for the Listener covers the development of music from the Middle Ages to the present. It includes many types of music including classical, jazz, movie music, popular, and world music. The course also provides a basic understanding of the language and literature of music in various cultural and historical contexts through active listening.
1. Basic information about music is provided to help you become familiar with music as an art form. Information about style periods, forms, vocabulary and other aspects of music are a part of this understanding.
2. Careful listening is emphasized because it is so important in developing the ability to perceive music intelligently and sensitively. Listening guides in your text and in the MindTap Active Listening Guides (including self-help quizzes) will greatly help you follow and understand what you have listened to. Each exam will include listening questions.
3. A combination of basic information and perceptive listening will enable you to understand music better and encourage the development of a greater familiarity with all types of music.
1. Ability to recognize significant musical works of classical and popular music including composers and performers.
2. Competency in discerning musical quality in performance.
3. Participation in music as casual music observer or performer.
4. Attendance at live concert musical performances.