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Fall 2018

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MUS201 - Music Theory 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the basics of Western music, including concepts such as notation, chords, and chord progressions, chorale writing, and melody writing. Specialized courses of instruction offered on a limited basis. Prerequisite: MUS 102 or previous study.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic music theory fundamentals, including notes on the piano keyboard and pitch notation on the treble/bass clefs.
2. Recognize, write, and identify major and minor key signatures, major and minor scales, intervals, rhythm, meter, triads/seventh chords, and inversions of triads/seventh chords.
3. Analyze figured bass, chord progressions, and lead sheet symbols in pieces of music.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of music theory through in class workbook exercises and exams.*
5. Perform rhythms in simple and compound meters.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Effective Term: Fall 2016