Jun 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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MUS 144 - Theory 1

Basic theoretical concepts dealing with fundamental elements of common-practice period melody, harmony, and rhythm. This course is the first in the six-course harmony sequence. Courses must be taken in sequence.

Prerequisite: online fundamental exam with 75% or higher, or successful completion of the online fundamental course. Co-requisite: MUS 152A.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental concepts through written comprehension of clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, and seventh chords.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of harmonic function and progression.
  • Identify a variety of written rhythmic patterns.
  • Write major and minor scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and apply written solfege to short tonal excerpts.

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