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Course Descriptions

MUS 109 - Music Theory I

4 Credits

Instruction in music theory, ear-training, and sight-singing based on the techniques of the Common Practice Period. Activities include: sight-singing of diatonic melodies, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, study of intervals, scales, triads, the dominant seventh chord and non-harmonic tones in analysis, and the connection of triads in four-voice writing. Computer software is incorporated to reinforce music theory concepts and for ear training practice.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Arts

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Read scales.
2. Read key signatures.
3. Read triads.
4. Read intervals.
5. Properly beam rhythms based on simple or compound time signatures.
6. Analyze simple melodies.
7. Analyze simple harmonies.
8. Write scales.
9. Write key signatures.
10. Write triads.
11. Write intervals.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023