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MUSC 1060 - Theory 1

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: MUSC 1050  

Corequisites: MUSC 1160  

The study of written harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures, including scales, triad construction, and inversions of principal triads. The course additionally includes correlated keyboard work.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify all major and minor key signatures by name.

Objectives:

  1. Name the major and relative minor key signatures.
  2. Identify the major or minor tonality when given a key signature.
  3. Interpret the specific mode (major or minor) from printed music.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to construct all major and minor scales.

Objectives:

  1. Build all major scales ascending and descending for one octave.
  2. Build all minor scales in natural, harmonic, and melodic forms ascending and descending for one octave.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain all triads on the tonic, sub-dominant, and dominant scale degrees in major and minor keys.

Objectives:

  1. Spell the tonic, sub-dominant, and dominant triads in both major and minor key signatures.
  2. Explain how to find the sub-dominant and dominant scale degrees within a given key signature.
  3. Identify the tonic, sub-dominant, and dominant triads from printed music.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to calculate triad positions as root, first inversion, or second inversion.

Objectives:

  1. Identify triad positions of root, first inversion, and second inversion.
  2. Construct triads in positions of root, first inversion, and second inversion.
  3. Analyze triads as having positions of root, first inversion, and second inversion from printed music.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. The fundamental of music notation
    1. Pitch in both common clefs
    2. Scales - major and minor
    3. Intervals
    4. Key signatures
    5. Rhythm and meter
  2. Overview of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic materials
  3. Interval and chord construction
  4. Rhythm - simple and compound meter
  5. The melodic line
    1. Pitch
    2. Rhythm
    3. Form
  6. Chord connection
    1. Cadence writing - authentic and plagal
    2. Use of the principle triads in major and minor keys
    3. Figured bass
  7. Chord inversions in harmonization

Primary Faculty
Moses, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Parker, Catherine
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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