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MUS 105 - Music Theory I


A beginning course in music theory, including the rudiments of music, harmonic analysis including inversions through the dominant seventh chord, passing tones and part writing in root position of all diatonic triads excluding the diminished chord.

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Objectives to the course:

1.  To develop upon music fundamentals learned in MUS 104 or through previous music study.
2.  To introduce students to the process of composing and analyzing music.
3.  To foster and build a love and appreciation of all musical genres.

 

Learning Outcomes of the course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Visually and aurally distinguish between seven types of scales, Major and minor keys, and Major, minor, Augmented, and diminished triads.
2.  Identify and build the seven different church modes.
3.  Correctly build the Major and relative minor key signatures in the Circle of Fifths/Fourths.
4.  Successfully identify the harmonic chords in both Major and minor keys.
5.  Write a musical composition using and following all part-writing rules.



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