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MUSC 101 Beginning Music Theory and Musicianship

Prerequisite: MUSC 100 or Level I placement on the Music Fundamentals Placement Test. (Second semester/4 credits/3 class hours, 1 laboratory hour)

A study of diatonic music: concepts, terminology and skills necessary to understand, compose/arrange, and perform music. Topics include diatonic chords in major and minor keys, voice-leading, part-writing, harmonic progressions, sequences, intro to formal analysis, non-chord tones. Musicianship portion to include recognition of scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and rhythms, plus executing rhythms and sight-singing with solmization.