MUS105: Music Theory through Performance and Composition (Fall 2021)

Course Info

MUS 105 is an introduction to music theory concentrating on harmony but also examining rhythm, melody and timbre. Though its focus will principally be on functional tonality, as it manifests itself in the common-practice period of classical music, we will also examine modal music and tonal/modal harmony in other musics such as rock and folk, and there will be a unit on African Rhythm. After a review of the rudiments, we will proceed to examining harmonic function, voice-leading, form and model composition. The course is designed to help you develop your understanding of music, analyze existing musical works, and compose your own.

Time/Location:

Sep 01, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 102

Class Type:

Lecture