Wednesday, April 1, 9057

Music Appreciation



Diablo Valley College
San Ramon Campus
Music Appreciation

Music 110-9031
Spring 2017

Dr. Mark Alburger


Overview


Course Information

Unit Credit:
3, Grade Code SC - grade or credit / no credit.

Prerequisites:
None

Location:
W212

Meeting Time:
MW 11:00am-12:20pm



Withdrawal:
It is the student's responsibility to notify the records office of a withdrawal.


Communication

Office:
W212

Telephone:
(707) 474-7273

Email:
mus21stc@gmail.com

Websites:
imslp.org/wiki/Category:Alburger,_Mark
youtube.com/user/DrMarkAlburger
markalburger.blogspot.com
markalburger2017.blogspot.com
markalburger2016.blogspot.com
markalburger2015.blogspot.com
markalburger-2014.blogspot.com

markalburger2013.blogspot.com
markalburger2012.blogspot.com
markalburger2011.blogspot.com
markalburger2010.blogspot.com
markalburger2009.blogspot.com
markalburger2008.blogspot.com
markalburger2007.blogspot.com
markalburgerevents.blogspot.com
markalburgerworks.blogspot.com
markalburgermusichistory.blogspot.com
21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com
21st-centurymusic.com
facebook.com/people/Mark-Alburger/546460824
theopusprojectcelebration.blogspot.com
myspace.com/markalburger
goathall.org
sfcco.org


Office Time and Place:

MW 12:20pm
W212


Text

Selections from:
Mark Alburger - Music History
markalburgermusichistory.blogspot.com


Materials

No. 2 pencil (with built-in eraser)
Notebook
Computer access


Course Description

This is a course in music history, literature, and listening.

Music Appreciation 110 is the study of the fundamentals of music (primarily Western), including notation; basic historical and stylistic concepts; and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic listening.


Objectives

1. Read and hear pitches, note values, meters, rhythms, and scales/modes.

2. Analyze musical examples re form, harmony, rhythm, and melody.

3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the historical development of Western music.


Student Learning Outcomes

A. Utilize a basic vocabulary for the appreciation of music.

B. Aurally identify performance media and musical genres.

C. Aurally identify Western classical music styles and major works from each stylistic period.

D. Discuss the contributions of major composers to Western classical music literature.

E. Relate a historical/social perspective to the development and evolution of Western classical music styles.

F. Relate Western classical music styles to stylistic movements in art and literature.

G. Compare and contrast Western classical music styles to Western popular music styles and various non-Western musical traditions.


Grading and Evaluation (approx.)

Attendance/Participation - Fall-Spring 1800 / Summer 1200

Quizzes - Fall-Spring 1600 / Summer 1200

Reviews - Fall-Spring 200


Score Legend

A 100-90

B 89-80

C 79-70

D 69-60

F 59-0


Concert Attendance (Fall-Spring)

Students are required to attend two concerts per semester. At least one should be by the DVC music department and (not necessarily the same presentation) primarily of Western Classical music (band, chamber, choral, opera, orchestral). Reviews of each event will identify the concert (who, what, when, and where), and comment on salient elements. The first review will be due by mid-term; the second by the week before the final.

Reviews should have a:
Title
Lede Sentence
Basic News Facts
Good Mechanics / Style (endeavor to avoid 1st person)
Perceptive Content

For example formats, feel free to check reviews at
The New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
21st-Century Music (21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com)
etc.


Late Assignments

There will be a 10% grade penalty on all assignments up to a week late. Assignments more than one week late will receive a failing grade. Only quizzes missed due to excused absences may be made up. Such quizzes must be made up within one week or receive a failing grade.


Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Required texts only supplement class meetings. Thus, attendance to all class meetings is essential to the successful completion of the course. Poor attendance has always resulted in a poor grade, while excellent attendance has always been a prerequisite to an excellent grade. Students who miss more than two weeks of class may be dropped without notice. Students who need to take a leave of absence during the term should ask a counselor for a petition and then receive written approval from the Instructor and the Dean of Students. Leaves of absence are limited to ten instructional days.


Academic Dishonesty

Students found cheating or plagiarizing will be subject to Student Code of Conduct disciplinary procedures. Please refer to the Diablo Valley College Catalog.


Artistic Borrowing

Students found borrowing, gridding, modeling, or troping will be congratulated. Please refer to the history of art, the universe, and everything.



Syllabus (Fall-Spring)


Week 1

Prehistoric Music


Week 2

Ancient Music


Week 3

Medieval Music I


Week 4

Medieval Music II


Week 5

Renaissance Music


Week 6

Baroque Music


Week7

Classical / Romantic Music I


Week 8

Romantic Music II


Week9

20th-Century Music I


Week 10

20th-Century Music II


Week 11

20th-Century Music III


Week 12

20th-Century Music IV


Week 13

20th-Century Music V


Week 14

21st-Century Music


Week 15

Review


Week 16

Review


Week 17 / 18

Exam / Make-ups




Syllabus (Summer)


Week 1

Prehistoric Music
Ancient Music


Week 2

Medieval Music I
Medieval Music II


Week 3

Renaissance Music
Baroque Music


Week 4

Classical / Romantic Music I
Romantic Music II


Week 5

20th-Century Music I
20th-Century Music II


Week 6

20th-Century Music III
20th-Century Music IV


[9057 - Music Literature Syllabus]