May 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

MUS 101: Theory I


(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Open only to music majors, or with permission of instructor.
An introduction to Western musical language through studies in fundamentals (key signatures, intervals, scales, rhythmic notation, etc.), chordal and melodic structures, and basic four-part harmonization. Focuses on intensive training in sight-singing (with solfege) and ear-training activities, an introduction to music software for notation and ear training, and development of keyboard proficiency through participation in a required weekly keyboard laboratory. Keyboard laboratory sessions concentrate on basic reading and harmonization skills at the keyboard, as well as development of the technical ability to perform elementary repertoire. Lecture and keyboard laboratory. Jensen-Abbott.