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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 17, 2018
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC& 141 - Music Theory I

5.0 Credits
Study of music theory beginning with scales, intervals, rhythm, and meter, triads, 7th chords, and principles of voice leading. Aural and keyboard skills include scales, intervals, and triads (was MUSIC 181). Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 116 is highly recommended. Prerequisite: Ability to read and write pitches and basic rhythms; some familiarity with major scales.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and notate pitches, intervals, and major and minor scales in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. [REASON]
  2. Recognize and utilize various simple and compound time signatures. [REASON]
  3. Identify and notate all diatonic triads and 7th chords in root position and inversion. [REASON]
  4. Analyze diatonic musical excerpts using roman numerals and inversions symbols. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate proper voice-leading technique. [REASON]
  6. Identify the following by ear: Major and minor scales, all simple melodic and harmonic intervals, and root position triads. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Sight-sing examples in simple time signatures and major keys, with stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Perform at the piano any pitch, interval, or diatonic scale and chord. [COMMUNICATE]

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