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Music 100 - The Fundamental of Music - Dr. Lydia Lee

Course:The Fundamental of Music
Professor:Dr. Lydia Lee
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Welcome to the Fundamental of Music online course!

I am looking forward to spending this session with you as we journey toward understanding the basic concepts about music. This course is designed to teach students how to read and understand musical notes, rhythms, chords, tonality, and symbols.

Course Description

MUSIC 100 is a fundamental course in music. Students will study basic music notation, recognition of scales, triads, rhythms, and understand basic musical language.

What to Expect in this Course

This course assumes little or no prior musical background. However, having this background will likely be helpful at different times throughout the course. You must have basic computer skills for completing this course and download/ install software such as Adobe Reade or a mobile scanning application (if you use your phone for this online course)

There is no required text book for this session, but you will be asked to engage in study of particular topics by viewing all of weekly instructions, completing weekly assignments (50% of your final grade) and taking online quizzes (50% of your final grade) on CANVAS. Please read the syllabus and announcements carefully for when assignments are due. Due dates are also listed in assignment instructions and the course calendar. Weekly contents will become available to you on the beginning of each week. (In advance, you may check-up the contents on weekends)

Please, log in at the beginning of the week for your attendance and follow the instruction to complete your 1st assignment (due by Thursday). If you have a question, please do not hesitate to email me at

Types of Assessments

weekly assignments (50% of your final grade) &
online quizzes (50% of your final grade)

Textbook Information

There is no required text book (ZTC)

Other Relevant Course Information

The student, who does not view weekly on-line contents or not complete weekly assignments for more than one week, would be likely dropped or failed in this course. If you have an emergency or any difficulty, I urge you to discuss with me (leave a message to my “Inbox” on CANVAS), and then we can work it out together.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 942