Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 184 - Introduction to Music Theory

(ARTD, GEIR, GEEL) (R only)

An introduction to the basic elements of music, intended for students with limited musical background. Emphasis is on terminology, notation, scales, intervals, triads, and traditional diatonic harmony with a further emphasis on the practical application of these various aspects of music theory. Open to all students. Three hours each week. Formerly MU 139.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the basics of modern music notation, and distinguish between traditional and non-traditional practices, as well as new innovations.  

  • Identify and write pitches in common clefs and demonstrate proficiency in basic aspects of rhythm.

  • Identify and write major and minor scales and key signatures, major, minor, augmented and diminished intervals and triads, and apply basic harmonic analysis.

  • Evaluate a written piece of music, applying fundamentals of music theory.  

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