Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

McVay, Michael
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2328 Section 001
TR Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Music Theory I

Description of Course:

Students will acquire basic writing and analytic skills in music. Work includes assignments in harmony and composition, analysis of representative works from the literature, ear-training, singing by solfege, and keyboard harmony. The class begins with a short review of music fundamentals (see Requirements) then continues with roman numeral analysis, inversions, cadences, non-harmonic tones, part-writing in SATB form, period structure, and harmonic progressions.

Required Texts:

Music in Theory and Practice, Vol. 1, 8th Edition (plus workbook) - Benward and Saker

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should have prior knowledge of music fundamentals (scales, key signatures, intervals, and chords.) It is recommended that students obtain the textbook (with workbook) before the first week of class to avoid delays in shipment. Beware of used copies with missing or marked-in pages. The books are also available at the campus bookstore and the off-campus bookstore.

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