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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

MUS.-191 Music Theory I

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080; Minimum 2.0 grade in MUS.-101 or MUS.-102  or equivalent proficiency. Students may demonstrate proficiency by taking the Music Theory Placement Exam available at the Testing Center; Placement into MATH-072 or higher or completion or co-requisite enrollment into MATH-021. Co-requisite: MUS.-195  
Course of study in basic musicianship. Beginning with a review of music fundamentals the course proceeds to a study of the principles underlying tonal relations.

Course Outcomes
- Identify the fundamentals of our musical notation system and produce clean, legible copies;

- Identify note names in all clefs;

- Identify and write all major and minor scales and their key signatures;

- Identify scale degree names in major and minor;

- construct intervals accurately and quickly above or below a given pitch;

- Identify and use the concept of intervallic inversion;

- Identify the elements of rhythm, meter, and rhythmic notation;

- spell and identify isolated triads and seventh chords;

- spell and identify triads and seventh chords in major and minor keys;

- Identify the basic principles of voice leading;

- Identify basic Roman Numeral and lead sheet chord symbols