MUSC 1109 – Theory of Music I
(3 credits – TG) 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
This course develops theoretical fundamentals required for study of the Common Practice Period of the Classical style. Harmonic thinking and melodic analysis will be emphasized. It will also introduce elements of other style periods and include an overview of principles of notation across styles. Curriculum will include a review and reinforcement of knowledge in melodic, harmonic and rhythmic materials, and an introduction to notational engraving practice and computer-based notation. The lab component of the course will develop musicianship skills through directed group exercises, self-directed lab work and assignments. Focus will be placed on the development of basic aural, sight-singing and rhythmic skills with an emphasis on melodic materials from the modal and tonal style.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.