Fundamentals of Music

Drawing of people of all ages enjoying playing music.

Music is for everyone! (Courtesy of Tilke Judd. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2007



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Course Description

This class introduces students to the rudiments of Western music through oral, aural, and written practice utilizing rhythm, melody, intervals, scales, chords, and musical notation. The approach is based upon the inclusive Kodály philosophy of music education. Individual skills are addressed through a variety of means, emphasizing singing and keyboard practice in the required piano labs.

Pamela Wood. 21M.051 Fundamentals of Music, Spring 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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