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Web Instructions
The materials available on these pages are intended to provide out-of-class access to some of the content from the unit on musical texture which is presented in class. The web materials are meant to support in-class instruction, but not to replace it. Some in-class assignments will require that you visit the web materials for each lesson. You may revisit the web materials repeatedly if you choose. You will be expected to keep an honest and accurate record of your use of the MUS 2170 web pages on your written "Web-use Log."

Please read all of the information on this page before proceeding to the texture lesson materials.

Web Site Navigation
Throughout the MUS 2170 web site, navigation options appear as text links at the bottom of each page. Use the scroll arrows at the right to reach them. At any time, use your browser's "Back" button to return to pages you have previously visited, or use the links at the bottom of each page to move elsewhere. Some areas of the site are meant to be viewed in sequence, while other pages offer numerous navigation options from which you must choose. If you ever have difficulty returning to a particuar page, you may return to the "Main Page" and enter the desired segment again.

Lesson Pages
Supporting web materials for the texture unit lessons will be available on-line soon after each in-class presentation. You should begin each web session by reviewing the lesson content and musical examples for a lesson. After following through the lesson pages in order, you should proceed to the practice questions.

Practice Questions
The practice questions provide an opportunity for you to check your understanding of some of the concepts presented in each lesson. Select an answer for each question, then click the letter of your answer to see if you are correct. You will have the opportunity to review the concepts related to each question.

Written Web-Use Log
Be sure to record your use of these web materials accurately and honestly on your written log sheet after or during each web session. Keep track of the date, time, and length of each session, your point of access (for example: "School of Music Computer Lab"), and which lesson(s) and/or practice exercises you visited. You will be required to turn in your log after the texture unit is completed.

Many of the musical examples on these pages require the "QuickTme 3" software to be installed on the computer you are using. You can test your computer and browser to be sure that QuickTime is functioning properly at the QuickTime test page. Your system may periodically show a message asking you to upgrade to the "Pro" version of QuickTime. It is NOT necessary to upgrade -- if this happens, click the "Later" button to make the message disappear.

Sample QuickTime Control Bar:

QuickTime places a control bar on your screen which you can use to listen to and view the musical examples. The control bar usually appears below the corresponding visual materials (see the sample control bar above). Sometimes it will be necessary to scroll down to make the control bar visible on the screen. On the lesson pages, click the play arrow to start and stop the music. Drag the slider left and right to change the visual images. Click and hold the volume icon to control the volume of the example. If the control bar does not appear on the lesson pages, click here for help.

Browser Programs
These pages are designed to be viewed with a graphical browser program capable of accomodating the QuickTime plugin. If needed, current versions of Netscape Navigator/Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer are available for free download. Current browsers are already installed in the School of Music Computer Lab.

Accessing from Home
You are encouraged to use your own computer at home to access the web pages. Mr. Liske will make every effort to offer technical advice, but access is ultimately the student's responsibility. (Some older computer systems may be unable to access the QuickTime media files.) If you cannot achieve complete access to these web materials at home, please use the computers in the School of Music Computer Lab.

If You Need Help
If you are accessing the web materials from the LSU School of Music Computer Lab or from another on-campus location, you may be able to ask a lab assistant for technical assistance. You may also email Mr. Liske at with technical questions or problems related to these pages, or ask him in person. Your teacher may be able to assist you with technical questions, but in most cases, they will not be able to use in-class instructional time for this purpose.

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