Courses of Study 2019-2020 
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Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 1105 - Introduction to Western Music Theory

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Recommended Prerequisite: experience in reading music.

M. Gotham.

A self-contained introduction to theories of notated Western concert (“classical”) music and related ideas found in jazz, rock, film, other popular forms, and traditional folk genres. Fundamentals of pitch (melody, harmony, counterpoint, tuning), time (rhythm and form), and other parameters (including timbre and instrumentation). Application of music notation, and implications on analysis. The history and science of music theory. “Western” music theory in context, and contemporary approaches.

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