Aug 15, 2022  

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MUS 112 - Music Appreciation II

Credits: 3
Continued study of instrumental music (concerto small ensemble). Promotes an understanding of and for vocal forms (Opera, art, song, large choral work, i.e., oratorios, masses).

Prerequisite(s): MUS 111  or permission of instructor
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the creative principles of music.
    1. Review the elements of music (Melody, Harmony, Form, Color, and Rhythm)
    2. Describe and define creativity
    3. Understand:
      1. Principle of 3 tenses of music
      2. Principle of balance in creativity
      3. Principles of process in the arts
      4. Principles of mood
      5. Principle of focus of musical ideas
      6. Principle of the many purposes of music
      7. Principle of humor in music
      8. Principle of “Art for the Heart”
      9. Principles of creative listening
      10. Principles of hearing and singing mechanisms
  2. Identify the major composers and stylistic features of Western music.
    1. Identify textures, and cultural background of:
      1. The Middle Ages
      2. The Renaissance
      3. The Baroque Period
      4. The Viennese Classical Period
      5. The Romantic Period
      6. The Twentieth Century
    2. Know the major composers from each of the above periods
    3. Analyze, outline, and discuss major compositions for their design and their social impacts.

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