Course Details

MUSI 158A Music Theory I

4 hours lecture, 4 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is an intensive study of diatonic harmony in major and minor modes and includes structural and stylistic analysis of music from the period 1600-1750. The emphasis is on development of four-part writing skills within the context of functional diatonic tonality: the interpretation of figured bass symbols, melodic construction and its interaction with harmony, rhythm and structure. This course is designed for the student pursuing music as a major or for the student interested in enhancing technical knowledge of music.