Music Theory Courses

MUS 110 - Music Theory I

Music​ ​Theory​ ​I​ ​introduces​ ​students​ ​to​ ​fundamental​ ​elements​ ​of​ ​music:​ ​pitch,​ ​rhythm,​ ​and​ ​harmonic structure.​ ​Students​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​of​ ​musical​ ​notation​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​recognizing​ ​and​ ​writing​ ​intervals, scales,​ ​and​ ​chords.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​also​ ​some​ ​work​ ​with​ ​ear​ ​training​ ​(aural​ ​recognition​ ​and​ ​oral​ ​reproduction of​ ​melody​ ​and​ ​rhythm).​ ​

This​ ​course​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​student​ ​development​ ​of​ ​Written​ ​and​ ​Oral Communication,​ ​Critical​ ​Thinking,​ ​and​ ​Quantitative​ ​Literacy.

MUS 160 - Music Theory II

MUS 160 is a continuation of MUS 110. Topics covered include diatonic triads and seventh chords in all positions in major and minor keys, voice leading and part writing, harmonic progressions, sequences, cadences, phrases, periods and sentences, and non-chord tones if time allows. Aural recognition of the above will be developed in tandem with written work.

Prerequisite: MUS 110 or permission of instructor.

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