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MUSC%26 141
Music Theory I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The study of music logic, music theory, is intended to complement the musical intuition most vocalists and instrumentalists already have. Music is a complex and highly organized art, whether it is a Mozart concerto or a jazz improvisation. While providing a rational knowledge of music through the study of basic musical concepts and terminology, including analysis, composition, ear-training and sight singing, a study of music theory interacts with the musician's intuition, bringing a deeper understanding and appreciation of music. All students will learn to apply their knowledge to the keyboard in a basic though useful way.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Critically analyze music with increasing mastery.
  • Apply concepts of notation, scale, tonality and keys, intervals, and chords.
  • Aurally identify and notate rhythmic patters, scales, intervals, and chords.
  • Perform minor scales, simple intervals, and chord arpeggiations using voice.
  • Perform scales, intervals, and chords on the piano.

  • Course Topics
  • Musical Orientation: learning to listen.
  • The Materials of Music: sound and time.
  • The Fundamentals of Music:
    • Notation
    • Scales, tonality, keys, modes
    • Intervals and transposition chords

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 141
    Fall 2015
    7525
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 141
    Fall 2014
    1571
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 141
    Fall 2013
    1571
    Thomas Simon


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.