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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21M.051 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Fundamentals of Music 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Music and Theater Arts 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Ms. Pamela Wood 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21M.051 Fundamentals of Music

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    21M.051 Fundamentals of Music

    Spring 2007

    Drawing of people of all ages enjoying playing music.
    Music is for everyone! (Courtesy of Tilke Judd. Used with permission.)

    Course Description

    This class introduces students to the rudiments of Western music through oral, aural, and written practice utilizing rhythm, melody, intervals, scales, chords, and musical notation. The approach is based upon the inclusive Kodály philosophy of music education. Individual skills are addressed through a variety of means, emphasizing singing and keyboard practice in the required piano labs.

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