Course Details

MUSC 110: Theory I: The Materials of Music

An introduction to the materials of western tonal music, with an emphasis on harmonic structure and syntax. It also covers basic harmonic syntax (through secondary dominants), two-voice counterpoint, melodic phrase structure, musical texture, and small musical forms, along with related theoretical concepts and vocabulary. Student work involves readings, listening assignments, analytical exercises, and short composition projects. Prerequisite: Music 101, or permission of the instructor as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term.
6 credits; LA; Offered Fall 2021; R. Rodman