MWS1200EN - Music Theory I

Course description

This course is a comprehensive overview of the foundational principles of music theory which includes notes, intervals, rhythms, chord construction, harmonic progressions and basic arranging. The course prepares students for courses in music composition and Music Theory II. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the student’s music theory knowledge. Students also learn foundational principles to help them function as a skilled musician by exploring, arranging and analyzing traditional, classical and popular music.

How this course benefits students

Students will gain general knowledge that allows them to understand and construct major, minor, diminished and seventh chords. Students will be able to analyze chord progressions in a variety of music styles and genre. Most importantly, students will be able to apply theoretical analysis and musical concepts to their idea.

Why this course is important

This is an undergraduate course that prepares students for courses in Music Composition and Music Theory II. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the student’s music theory knowledge. Students also learn foundational principles to help them function as a skilled musician by exploring, arranging and analyzing traditional, classical and popular music.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Music & Worship Studies
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Gary Holley, Professor of Music & Worship