Music Exploration

Music Exploration is a general music course designed to provide students with knowledge and practice in the fundamentals of music and music making, including instruction and practice in rhythm, pitch, and melody. Students develop a genuine appreciation for music by singing and beginning to play a variety of instruments. The course includes an exploration of music history, with a survey of the times, instruments and composers. Students construct instruments with an attention to sound physics and authentic practices and participate in a variety of learning strategies, including singing while playing, music reading, guided listening, and ear training.