MUS2620 MUSIC THEORY I
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.
MUS2620 - Music Theory I (3 hrs.)
A course designed to study key signatures, scales, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythm, and cadences. This includes two- and four-part writing, harmonization of melodies, realization of figured bass, and the use of primary and secondary chords.
Music Theory I is a requirement of all music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2625 Aural Skills I.
To continue the presentation of the basic ingredients of music, so that structure, design, and language are made clear to the student. This class will deal specifically with compositional and analysis skills.
For those students majoring in music, this class will provide the basic material necessary for success in Music Theory II, III, and IV, and ultimately, success in completing a music degree at any four-year institution.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Fundamentals
Outcomes: Student will recognize and comprehend the rudiments of music.
- Write and identify examples of all major, minor and modal scales ascending and descending including key signatures on the treble and bass clef staves using appropriate notation.
- Identify all diatonic major, minor, diminished, and augmented intervals ascending and descending.
- Identify elements of rhythm including; durational symbols, beat and tempo, meter, division of the beat, simple and compound time signatures.
- Identify all major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads and seventh chords in root position, first and second inversions.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.