|Music: Fundamentals of Composition Section MK:|
MA NCES Code:
|07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|All students are expected to know how to WRITE and READ music in treble and bass clefs. Basic computer proficiency is desirable. Each student will also need a computer with compatible sound card. If you ARE familiar with the keyboard of the piano, a synthesizer and MIDI cables will be very useful however synthesizer is NOT mandatory. |
System Requirements for Noteflight
* Headphones and Sound
Students must have headphones and access to a computer with sound capability.
* Web access to Noteflight
Students need access all three of the following URLs:
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Flash Player 10.0.32.18 or greater is the recommended version for all Noteflight users. You can download the current version of the player from Adobe by visiting:
* Browser and OS compatability
Noteflight is supported on any operating system and browser for which Flash Player 10 is supported, including:
* Firefox 2 and 3 (MacOS, Windows, Linux)
* Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 (Windows)
* Safari 3 and 4 (MacOS)
* Opera 9 (MacOS, Windows, Linux)
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.
This course is designed to give students a good understanding and working knowledge of the fundamental components of music, and to lead them through the process of creating their own compositions. The course will focus on music composed in the Western tonal style. An essential part of the course will be learning to use the available digital technology such as computers, MIDI and keyboards. Students will learn concepts such as chords, progressions, and melody writing, which they will use as they compose music.
Please Note: The course will run for one semester. Students will be expected to log on at least four times a week in order to keep up with the assignments. Students are not expected to purchase materials for the course. Online resources will be used.
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*