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Music Theory I

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Course Number




D. Chapman

Course Long Title

Music Theory I


Beginning with a study of music cognition, the course proceeds with analysis and composition of metric and additive rhythms, modes, melodies, first and second species counterpoint, harmonic progressions, and musical form. The musical repertoire used includes popular and classical styles. The course includes practical ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard work in additional weekly lab sessions. Students desiring to learn music notation should begin with MUS 101. Prerequisite(s): a reading knowledge of music.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QF]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year