The class is relatively easy. If you do well on the Concert Reports you'll do well in the class since it gives you a nice cushion. Her tests can be tricky and i recommend going to class since there is no book. She put the notes online for my quarter which helped alot but if she doesn't than you NEED to go to lecture. LISTEN to her "listening assignments" as much as possible - 75% of the tests are listening questions (She plays the song and you have to identify something about it). Lastly, no one goes to the "guest lecture/performance" half of class (she has an hour lecture and an hour performance). It's a pain but i would stay and pay attention to those - on the final she had about ten-twelve questions just about those that a lot of people got wrong because no one stays for that part.