Music Theory/Ear Training
This course offers a basic investigation of traditional music theory. The first semester, MUSC 121Y, will focus on diatonic harmony. Emphasis will be on writing skills and visual/aural analyses of musical scores. Also included will be an in-depth study of the parameters of music and how these parameters function within a composition. This course takes a holistic approach to style and compares elements of music with similar principles in the other arts. Student work will include short composition projects. MUSC 102, 105 or 107, which can be taken concurrently with this course, are recommended, however students can take only one of the introductory courses. This counts toward the theory requirement for the major and minor. Students enrolled in this course will be automatically added to MUSC 122Y for the spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 101 or placement by exam. Offered each fall.