Music Theory I – Applied Fundamentals (MTH2274.01)

John Kirk

An introduction to music theory course. Music theory fundamentals will be taught utilizing voice (singing) and an instrument in hand. Knowledge of the piano keyboard will be learned and utilized. Curriculum will span the harmonic series, circle of 5ths, scales and chords to ear training, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, and beginning composition. Score reading, listening, and analysis will include music of composers from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and cultural backgrounds. Course will include singing, aural, and listening components as well as written work. Instrument choices include: voice, guitar, banjo, mandolin, mountain (lap) dulcimer, hammer dulcimer, violin family, woodwind instruments, and piano. Student must bring their own instrument to class.


Learning Outcomes:
• To hear and analyze music with newly acquired aural and technical skill.
• To begin a composer's journey.
• Learning personal music making skills through daily practice.
• Learning to teach yourself how to write, play, and practice as a life long art.


Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every Term

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