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Music and the Humanities
MUS & THE HUM
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: One section is a course designed to acquaint non-music majors with our classical musical heritage and its relationship to history and the other arts.

One section is a course designed to acquaint music and non-music majors with a truly original American art form: jazz. Its relationship to other arts, history, classical music, blues, R & B, pop and rock styles, its heritage, and the elements that comprise jazz is explored by means of listening, observation, discussion, reading, and demonstration.
DESCRIPTION: One section is a course designed to acquaint non-music majors with our classical musical heritage and its relationship to history and the other arts.

One section is a course designed to acquaint music and non-music majors with a truly original American art form: jazz. Its relationship to other arts, history, classical music, blues, R & B, pop and rock styles, its heritage, and the elements that comprise jazz is explored by means of listening, observation, discussion, reading, and demonstration..
TOPICS: The jazz section discusses:
1. What is jazz? Interpretation, improvisation, rhythm, syncopation, timbre, form
2. How to listen to jazz
3. Jazz heritages: African and European, field hollers, work songs, religious music, marching bands, ragtime
4. The blues
5. Periods and styles: early New Orleans, Chicago, swing, bop, cool, hard-bop and funky jazz, modal, fusion, Latin
6. Significant figures: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane
7. Eclecticism: rock, Latin, R & B, blues, boogie-woogie, stride, contemporary pop
OBJECTIVES: COURSE OBJECTIVES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC SECTION:
1. Identify the components which make up the sources of musical sound,
a. Characteristics of sounds;
b. Sources of musical sound production;
c. Mediums through which music is recreated;
d. Elements of music.
2. Distinguish among the various forms found in musical composition: binary, ternary, theme and variations, fugue, sonata form, art song, suite, etc.
3. Recognize and identify the musical characteristics, principal composers and representative compositions from each of the five main periods of music.
4. Understanding the historical background and relationship between the arts, i.e.
music, art, architecture, dance, theater, etc.
5. Develop an appreciation for the aesthetics of music and its roll in daily life, both past and present.
6. To promote that which is "virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy" in music. To broaden perspectives to include the artistic and spiritually significant works of the western musical heritage.
COURSE OBJECTIVE OF JAZZ EMPHASIS SECTION is to explore the heritage, components, influences, and merits of jazz in order to gain an appreciation for a truly significant and original American art form and to develop in BYU-Idaho students an open-minded attitude towards finding that which is "virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy."
REQUIREMENTS: Varies according to instructor.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1975