Introduction to Music
Music 101 -- Section 001
Dr. Hinckley, instructor
Wednesday, September 3—
Introduction; Blackboard; Update Personal
Read the Syllabus and Activity & Test
Be prepared to discuss these documents
at the next class session.
Be prepared to ask any questions you may have
Read starting at “Listening” on page xvi through the end of
xviii. Also read pp. 3-6.
At the next class session, be prepared with any
questions you may have about the reading assignment.
Friday, September 5
Course Documents; Concert Etiquette
Read pp. 7-16.
At the next class session, you may be called upon
to explain verbally the concepts covered in the reading.
attention to underlined words, section headings, and words in bold print
When called upon in class you may refer to your notes but you
should use your own words—NOT a book definition!
integrated into your own knowledge when you can restate them in your
Creativity is much valued, appreciated and rewarded in this
located on Blackboard
under “Assignments”; available until September 22
at 10 a.m.)
Monday, September 8
pitch, dynamics (
pianissimo, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, fortissimo, piu, meno, subito, crescendo,
), tone color, timbre, rhythm, beat, accent, meter, measure, bar,
bar lines, simple meter, duple meter, triple meter, compound meter, irregular meters,
nonmetrical, syncopation, tempo (
adagio, andante, moderato, allegretto, allegro, presto,
largo, lento, grave, larghetto, andantino, vivace, vivo, molto allegro, prestissimo,
accelerando, ritardando, rallentando, fermata, a tempo
Read pp. 16-24. As in the previous class period (and in all
subsequent class periods), you should be able to creatively explain the
concepts covered in the reading.
Wednesday, September 10—
scale, interval, octave, diatonic
scale, chromatic scale, flat, sharp, natural, half step, whole step, scores
Read pp. 25-36.
Friday, September 12
melody, tune, phrase, sequence,
cadence, motive, theme, harmony, chord, consonance, dissonance, resolution, texture
(monophony, homophony, polyphony [counterpoint], imitative polyphony, non-imitative
polyphony), tonality, tonic, modality, major mode, minor mode, keys, modulation