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Course Description

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Music - MUSIC 153

Music Theory 1

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

Harmonic progression; chords of root position, first inversion and second inversion will be examined in this course. Phrase structure and cadences will be introduced. Technique of harmonization and non-harmonic tones will be explored.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Consent of department.


  • Please contact the Music department for details.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Read music fundamentals.
  • Write music fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate increased speed in reading and writing music fundamentals throughout the course.
  • Partwrite in root position.
  • Partwrite using inversions.
  • Construct seventh chords in all forms and inversions.
  • Harmonize a chorale-like melody.
  • Partwrite non-harmonic tones.
  • Analyze the harmonic content of music excerpts.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MUSIC; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 153141839Music Theory 1RMT3Drake J17/20/0Open$12.00M W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday