MUSI 1311 - MUSIC THEORY I

The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony, including fundamental music concepts, scales, intervals, chords, 7th chords, and early four-part writing. Analysis of small compositional forms.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Construct and identify major scale and all forms of the minor scale.
  • Construct and identify triads and seventh chords in all inversions.
  • Analyze triads in harmonic context utilizing standard roman-numeral symbols.
  • Compose music in standard four-part chorale style.
  • Identify small musical forms.
  • Demonstrate musical concepts covered in class, including scales, triads, and basic harmonic progression on the keyboard.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of rhythmic meter and note duration through score analysis and composition.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0