MUSC 107 Fundamentals of Music • 5 Cr.


Introduces the structure of music and its notation. Students learn to read and write basic pitch and rhythm notation and to construct scales, chords, and melodies. Intended for non-majors with little or no musical experience.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Express basic musical thoughts using musical notation on staff paper.
  • Write scales on treble and bass clefs.
  • Write key signatures on treble and bass clefs.
  • Read musical notation and translate into singing or rhythmic tapping.
  • Write triads and seventh chords on treble and bass clefs.
  • Write Roman numeral analyses of basic musical excerpts.
  • Compose basic Music Notation using computing software such as Finale/Sibelius.