develop music literacy through listening to, thinking about and writing about music
and through study of the elements and history of music
encouragement to pursue lifelong learning in music through concert attendance and
develop skills in using the Internet as a resource
students may pursue the optional path to college credit and receive transferable college credit that counts toward a degree
The course is laid out in seven modules, each of which includes several video lectures,
a self-grading quiz, and suggested activities forfurther study. Most modules also include links to biographies of composers discussed
in the videos and to relevant material thatsupports the music you will be listening to. The videos often have links to YouTube
videos, but are also accessible through the instructor's playlist.
Module 1: Course Introduction; Beat; Rhythm; Melody; Harmony; Tonality; Tempo; Dynamics;
Articulations Module 2: Texture; Form; Instruments and Ensembles; Overview of style periods Module 3: Genres; Music before the Baroque Module 4: The Baroque Period Module 5: The Classical Period Module 6: The Romantic Period I Module 7: The Romantic Period II Module 8: The Modern Period
Open Course Instructor Information:
Mary Dave Blackman, Ph.D. , Course Instructor Department of Music | East Tennessee State University
Dr. Mary Dave Blackman has been on the music faculty at East Tennessee State University
since 1997, when she came here to serve as chair of the department. Since 2006, she
has been back in the classroom, teaching elementary music methods and introduction
to music (online and "live"). She is also the online liaison for the College of Arts
& Sciences, providing support for faculty and departments offering online courses
and programs. Additionally, Dr. Blackman directs Buccaneer Brass, the basketball pep
band. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas,
she is currently editor of Tennessee Musician, the state journal for music educators.
She is also the author of An Introduction to Art Music, an eBook published by Kendall-Hunt.