2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

MUS 131 - Basic Integrated Theory I


Description: Basic theory of music including part writing, ear training, sight singing, dictation and keyboard harmony. Review of musical notation, intervals, triads and scales. Part writing skills for root position, first and second inversion triads; sight singing and dictation skills through scale passages including intervals of 3rd and 4ths and simple beat divisions. Required of music majors.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 1

Course Content:
  1. The structure of tonality
  2. Part writing of triads in root position: doubling and spacing
  3. Part writing of triads in root position: voice leading
  4. Part writing of triads in first and second inversions
  5. Ear training: identifying and constructing intervals and triads
  6. Tonal and rhythmic memory through dictation: notating rhythmic patterns and melodic passages
  7. From sight to sound, the inner hearing of written music by sight singing melodies in major and minor keys

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Categorize and list in order from tonic to leading tone the correct Roman numeral and write all the major, minor, augmented and diminished triads in any major or minor key.
  2. Select the correct chords and illustrate on staff paper the proper doubling and spacing of each triad in a four-part choral.
  3. Determine the correct interval number and quality and the correct triad quality; the interval and triad on staff paper.
  4. Develop tonal and rhythmic memory and write simple and compound rhythmic patterns and short melodic passages.
  5. Recite or sing from a printed manuscript a melody never before heard or sung.