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MUS3A:  HARMONY/THEORY/MUS I


Course Description

Fundamentals of music, beginning harmony. ADVISORY: Must be taken in sequence.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify any written pitch; identify written durations; write and apply integer formulas for major and minor scales; analyze and write pitches, triads and seventh chords on all scale degrees of all scales
  • Analyze And Write Four-Part Harmonies In Root Position And All Possible Inversions And Voicings, Including 7th Chords; Apply Principles Of Common-Practice Period Part-Writing, Including Doublings, Treatment Of Common-Tones And Procedures For Part-writing Where There Are No Common Tones Measure
  • Use professional analytical symbols, identify secondary dominants, borrowed chords and chords containing altered pitches, pivot chords in diatonic modulation, and all non-harmonic tones
  • Original composition in 4-voice texture


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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