Course Details

MUSC 110: Theory I: The Principles of Harmony

An introduction to the materials of western tonal music, with an emphasis on harmonic structure and syntax. It covers basic harmonic syntax (through secondary dominants), melodic phrase structure and cadences, and small musical forms, along with related theoretical concepts and vocabulary. Student work involves readings, analysis and composition exercises, and short essay assignments. 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 Winter 2024; J. London