theory

MUS 215 - Materials of Music

An introduction to musical notation and theory. Prerequisite: departmental permission. 3 credits. 

MUS 225 - Music Theory I

Introduction to music theory. Studies in notation and visual recognition in all clefs and key signatures; major and all minor scales; modes, intervals, standard meters, triads and diatonic sevenths. 3 credits. Special conditions: Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 210 and MUS 220.

MUS 226 - Music Theory II

Continuation of MUS 225. Triads and seventh chords, in melodic settings and harmonic progressions, including dominant and substitute dominant relationships. Principles of harmonic motion, modulation, and chord progression. Basic principles of form in music. Analysis of chord progressions found in popular music. Prerequisite: MUS 225. 3 credits. Special conditions: Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 211 and MUS 221.

MUS 325 - Music Theory III

Continuation of MUS 226. Ninth chords, in melodic settings and harmonic progressions. Use of non-chordal tones, including suspensions, anticipations, and appoggiaturas. Principles of form in music. Analysis of chord progressions found in contemporary music, including introductions, modulations, and deceptive cadences. Prerequisite: MUS 226. Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 320. 3 credits

MUS 326 - Music Theory IV

Continuation of MUS 325. Advanced principles of modern chord progressions including the minor mode. Alternative harmonizations of standard progressions. Analysis of selected examples of music. Introduction to Schenkerian analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 325. Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 321. 3 credits. 

MUS 425 - Advanced Form and Analysis

Melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal analysis of representative works of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisites: MUS 326. 3 credits.

MUS 428 - Electronic Music

Exploration of the basic concepts involved in electronic sound and electronic sound production. 3 credits.