Welcome to Music 5: Fundamentals of Music ONLINE !


In a very short time, you will have the opportunity to learn about the rudiments of music as it pertains to the music of Western Europe and the Americas. This course will prepare you to begin the study of harmony and counterpoint in a college music major curriculum; or may serve to help you understand and perform music you already encounter as a musician in a band, choir or orchestra; or it may help you make sense of those funny black spots on the page that you have yet to learn to decipher.

In other words, no matter your level of expertise in music (aside from those who read, write and dictate music fluently), this class is meant for you! Please understand that you will need to practice the new skills regularly in order to do well on the quizzes. If you don't want to practice, this is probably not the class for you.

Those who choose to regularly practice will succeed and enjoy the experience of reading music.


To begin, you need the following:

The ACCESS CODE to the courseware website OnMusic Fundamentals. Published by Connect For Education, Inc., distributed by McGraw Hill. This code is available online for $99.95. You will need a credit card to purchase the courseware. You can begin working online in the class within 5 minutes of purchasing the code.

The Access Code, which is necessary to take tests, is good for one-time use ONLY. This code is non-transferrable; ONLY YOU may use it.

Internet access. The faster the better, especially for the interactive listening player (Real Player or Shockwave) which you will need to download free and use with every listening example.


Once you have purchased the OnMusic Fundamentals access code, follow the directions to register online with Connect4Education. Follow these instructions precisely and you will quickly be ready to begin. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED BY THE ADD DEADLINE in order to avoid being dropped as a no-show.

If you have a problem BEFORE you are able to log in, contact me at lou_delarosa@westvalley.edu. After you register your access code and are in the system, you may contact me from within the website.

CLICK HERE to purchase the On Music Fundamentals access code.



Please consider enrolling in one of the other Music Department courses WHICH HAVE SPACE.

I will not take adds until all music classes are full.