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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 of the "common practice" period (1700-1900). The emphasis is on continued development of four-part writing skills using seventh chords and borrowed chords (secondary dominants and secondary leading tone chords), the process of modulation; melodic construction using non-harmonic tones; analysis of Bach Chorales and of binary and ternary forms. This course is designed for the student pursuing music as a major or for the student interested in enhancing technical knowledge of music.

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