MUS 111 : Music Theory IA

Transcript title

Music Theory IA



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

Basic understanding of the fundamentals of music theory. Recommended to be taken with


Focuses on harmony of the common-practice period with attention to part writing, and analysis techniques.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and notate pitches and an enharmonic equivalent in treble, bass, tenor, and alto clef.
2.Construct all major and minor (all three forms) scales and key signatures.
3. Identify and write all diatonic and chromatic intervals and their inversions.
4. Complete the circle of fifths.
5. Identify and correctly use rhythmic notation in simple and compound meters
6. Identify and write the four basic triad types.
7. Use correct voice leading, doubling and spacing of chords in four-part style.
8. Notate and analyze root, first, second and third inversion triads in four-part style.
9. Notate and analyze cadences and identify non-harmonic tones.
10. Correctly use basic Roman numeral analysis; read, understand, translate figured bass notation.
11. Interpret and engage in the Arts and Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life.
12. Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.

Content outline

Review of Music Fundamentals
Cadences and Non-Harmonic Tones
Texture and Textural Reduction
Voice Leading in Two Voices
Voice Leading in Four Voices
Introduction to Roman Numeral Analysis and Figured Bass Notation

Required materials

Class will require a textbook and/or readings determined by the instructor.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by exams, quizzes, presentations, in-class exercises and other assignments.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Arts and Letters

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