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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 101 - Introduction to Tonal Theory

Fall and Spring (2) Bartlett, DeLaurenti, Dominique, Grandis, Hulse, Serghi, Staff Prerequisite(s): None, but familiarity with Western musical notation is highly recommended (ALV)

Introduces students to the basic structures and concepts of Western music that are required for the department’s music theory sequence (MUSC 201 , MUSC 202 , MUSC 301 ). Topics include the notation system, scales, keys, intervals, rhythm and meter, triads and seventh chords and their inversions, transposition, introduction to ear-training, basic chord progressions, and Roman numeral chord analysis. This course is a prerequisite for MUSC 201  but credit may not be used towards the major or minor requirements. Students who have earned 4 or 5 on the AP Music Theory exam are exempt from this course and from MUSC 201 ; they may register directly for MUSC 202 . Exemption may also be attained through a placement exam administered by the department.