Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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MUSIC 110 - Theory of Music 1

Number of Credits: 3
Theory of Music 1 encompasses a study of diatonic harmony as it pertains to all styles of music. Topics include the principles of voice leading, four-part writing in root position and harmonic progression. It is recommended that students planning to transfer to a music program at a four-year college/university concurrently enroll in MUSIC 112  and MUSIC 114 . Advanced Placement Exam (Music Theory) accepted (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): MUSIC 105  or departmental approval.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and construct diatonic triads and seventh chords. (GE2, GE3, PG3)
  2. Memorize the principles of voice leading. (GE2, GE3, PG3)
  3. Analyze and compose simple part writing exercises. (GE2, GE3, GE6, PG3)
  4. Identify elements of rhythm. (GE2, GE3, PG3)
  5. Identify elements of pitch. (GE2, GE3, PG3)
  6. Memorize the principles of harmonic progression. (GE2, GE3, PG3)
  7. Critique musical performances using vocabulary learned throughout the course. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, PG2)

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