MWS0100 Basic Music Reading Skills

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Paul Hill

Course Description:

This course is designed for the individual who is not confident in his/her music reading skills. After the final conclusion of the course, the student will be able to identify the music symbols necessary to read music.

How This Course Benefits Students:

For any individual who wishes to engage music in his/her ministry, an ability to read music is a necessary skill. This course provides a stepwise, cumulative progression of lessons to enable the student to read and interpret music symbols.

Why This Course Is Important:

Regardless of the type of music used in worship or church ministry, the basic language of music is required for reading music. Without those music reading skills, any leader or participant in music making is limited in his/her effectiveness. As a Christian leader, a musically illiterate individual in a position of leadership relies heavily on rote learning or on the music reading skills of others. Acquiring these basic skills is the first step toward more effective music leadership.