SOAD 101 Piano and Solfege (2-2) 3
This beginning course provides piano and solfege practice for students with little or no piano or note-reading knowledge. It aims to teach how to recognize keys and play major and minor finger patterns on piano as well as melodic and rhythmic notations. It also covers basic harmonization and transposition, scale, chord progression, sight-reading as well as improvisation. It intended to give students necessary skills which may obtains a basis for to play keyboard as a tool of composing music or designing sounds.
Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course, Marta Arkossy Ghezzo, University Alabama Press, 2005.
Piano Lessons For Beginners: The Quick And Easy Guide To Learn And Play Piano Chords, Music Studio, Independently published, 2019.
How to Play Piano in 14 Days: Daily Piano Lessons for Beginners, Austin Crosby (Author), Troy Nelson (Editor), Independently published, 2020.
The Complete Piano Technique Book: The Complete Guide to Keyboard & Piano Technique with over 140 Exercises, Jennifer Castellano-Joseph Alexander, ed. Tim Pettingale, 2020.
SOAD 103 Ear Training - Fundamentals of Music (2-2) 3
This course is an introductory to music theory to which provides a basis for students which is preliminary before composing music and designing sound. It examines the fundamental elements of music such as reading and writing notes and rhythms, major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals and triads. Students are introduced with language of music necessary for all their profession as musicians or technicians and learn about timbre, beat and tempo, meter, pitch and mode, tunings, tonality, melody, texture and harmony. The course also contains practices to develop aural skills such as identifying intervals and triads, rhythmic dictation in simple and compound meters and melodic dictation in major and minor keys.
Essential Ear Training for Today's Musician, Steve Prosser, Berklee Press Publications, 2000.
The Real Easy Ear Training Book, Roberta Radley Sher Music Co., 2009.
Berklee Music Theory Book 1, Paul Schmeling Berklee Press, 2011.
Strategies and Patterns for Ear Training, Rudy Marcozzi, Routledge, 2008.
Ear Training: A Technique for Listening, Bruce Benward, J. Timothy Kolosick, McGraw-Hill Education, 2009.
Hearing and Writing Music: Professional Training for Today's Musician, Ron Gorow, September Publishing, 2002
Music Notation (Berklee Guide), Mark McGrain, Berklee Press, 1990.
Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition, Books a la Carte, Earl Henry-Jennifer Snodgrass-Susan Piagentini, Pearson, 2018
Fundamentals of Music Processing: Audio, Analysis, Algorithms, Applications, Meinard Müller, Springer, 2015.
The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals, Jane Piper Clendinning-Elizabeth West Marvin, W.W. Norton & The Company
SOAD 105 Nature of Sound (1-2) 2
Sound is both physical and sensual phenomenon and this complex mixture is necessary to be familiar with for students whom deal with sound and melody. The sensual aspects of sound are interrelated with physical parameters of it. Therefore, none of them irreducible when creating a sound effect, environment, song or narrative through music. However, the “nature of sound” is focuses more about the physical being or features of the sound. This course contents and examines the related concepts of waves, velocity, frequency, refraction, diffraction of sound, resonances, decibel measurements, sound filtering, synthesis.
The Physics of Sound, Richard Berg-David Stork, Pearson, 2004.
Physics and Music: The Science of Musical Sound, Harvey E. White-Donald H. White, Dover Publications, 2014.
Fundamental Physics of Sound, Shyh-Yuan Lee, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2020.
FMPA 101 Improvisation: Movement, Drama and Sound (2-2) 3
This, faculty coded shared course, aims to gather all the students of department of contemporary dance, department of acting and department of sound arts design, under the shelter of improvisation which is one of the very crucial tool of creative thinking and body-mind awareness. All the students will deal with all three subjects of; sound-voice, body-movement and speech-drama in the course, so they can emphaticise and be able to understand each other’s practice fields better and closer. Students practice thinking and examining necessary notions of creation and composition with the help of improvisation. Along with, they also apprehend abstract concepts like space, being, time, event etc. Besides, they are prepared for coming school years in means of to work and collaborate each other for creative music and performance projects.
The Moment of Movement, Lynne Ann Blom- L. Tarin Chaplin, Dance Books Ltd., 2011.
101 Improv Games for Children and Adults, Bob Bedore, Hunter House, 2004.
Creativity: Flow and Psychology of Discovery and Invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2013.
The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green, Doubleday, 1986.
FMPA 103 History of Music (4-0) 4
This course is also faculty coded shared course which aims to convey overall historical cornerstones of western and eastern music to the students. Course is intended to help students to picturing development of the concept of music and differentiate certain eras and cultures from each other. History of music underlines the cultural and sociological aspects of music creation through time and examine its impacts on contemporary art of music and sound. This course is also the part of understanding to related field of each student.
Concise History Western of Music, Barbara Russano Hanning, 2020.
The Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Nineteenth Century, Richard Taruskin, Oxford University Press Inc., 2009.
A History of Musical Style, Richard L. Crocker, Dover Books on Music, 2011.
Music is History, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Abrams Image, 2021.
The History of Rock: A Definitive Guide to Rock, Punk, Metal and Beyond, Parragon Books, 2012.
FMPA 105 Culture of Thinking (2-0) 2
This philosophy related course is designed for especially young artists in order to inform them about important thinkers and their key ideas in the history of the world. Student meet with highly influential names and their point of views as well as learn the key concepts of history of philosophy by reading and discussing their quoted works. The purpose of this course is to make students more conscious of how thinking practices or certain philosophical issues related with artistic creation throughout the history.
Philosophy the Basics 5th Edition, Nigel Warburton, Routledge, 2012.
The History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell, Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 1967.
History of Philosophy: Overview of: Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the Most Important Thinkers Through the Ages, Michael J. Stewart, 2017.
SOFL 101 Academic English I (3-0) 3
Students who regularly attend this course will have the opportunity to practice a variety of study skills, including but not limited to setting goals, organizing, using time, concentrating, and taking notes. Students will be given important articles written in modern-day English and students will learn to discuss and write responses at an academic level. At the end of the lessons, each student will be able to derive the meaning of unknown words in a reading text, write paragraphs and articles, summarize, discuss and write reply letters.
The Compass, Nüans Kitabevi, Ankara, 2015.
IELTS Foundation: Students’ Book, Andrew Preshous, Rachael Roberts, Joanne Gakonga ve Joanna Preshous, MacMillan Education, Oxford, 2012.