This course describes the evolution of musical notation from its initial stages of representation until it reaches its traditional music writing. The student will be introduced to elements of the music (rhythm, melody, polyphony, structure, performance and instrumentation). The course will then detail the two elements of rhythm and melody; rhythm: Note value and its ratios, accents and its measures, Tempo and its terminology. Melody: intervals including tones, semitones and three quarter tones. The course also includes reading excersises in rhythm and melody. It also exposes the student to different types of scales, ( C major, C minor and C neutral scale will be emphasized).