Fundamentals of Music is a study of the value and function of music as an avenue of human expression and ministry within the church. Basic concepts of melody, musical scale systems, major and minor tonality, rhythm, and harmony are developed, along with the system of musical notation. Suggestions for the development of a music program in the church are given. The pastor and church music directors are equipped to provide leadership for a musical program that will be effective in helping to meet the spiritual needs of the people. Emphasis is given to the use of music to glorify God.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Discuss the unique musical characteristics of different cultures and the impact of Christian hymnody upon these characteristics.2.Describe the characteristics and practical use of musical sound.3.Explain the characteristics of the most commonly used pentatonic and diatonic scales.4.Know the names of the notes for the treble and bass clefs.5.Understand musical notation and write it correctly.6.Discuss the basic elements of music, including melody, rhythm, harmony, the building of chords, and major and minor tonality.7.Correctly execute conducting patterns in various meter signatures.8.Develop and conduct a church music program for choral and instrumental groups.9.Select appropriate music for various church functions and groups.10.Encourage the use of musical talent in church ministry.11.Recognize the value and importance of music in Christian worship.12.Develop personal attitudes that will promote the use of music to glorify God.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•