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MUSC& 141 - Music Theory I



5.0 Credits
Study of music theory beginning with scales, intervals, rhythm, meter, triads, 7th chords, and principles of voice leading. Aural and keyboard skills include scales, intervals, and triads. Concurrent enrollment in class piano is highly recommended.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and notate pitches, intervals, and major and minor scales in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs.
  2. Recognize and utilize various simple and compound time signatures.
  3. Identify and notate all diatonic triads and 7th chords in root position and inversion.
  4. Analyze diatonic musical excerpts using Roman numerals and inversions symbols.
  5. Demonstrate proper voice-leading technique.
  6. Identify the following by ear: major and minor scales, all simple melodic and harmonic intervals, and root position triads.
  7. Sight-sing examples in simple time signatures and major keys, with stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad.
  8. Perform at the piano any pitch, interval, or diatonic scale and chord.



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