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M-SK 1191 - Music Fundamentals
The four-semester Harmony and Counterpoint sequence provides the means and the vocabulary to understand, imitate, and analyze music of the Common Practice Period--Baroque, Classic, and Romantic (1600-1900). Music Fundamentals is a remedial course designed to reinforce knowledge of the rudiments of music as well as to provide the information taught in Harmony and Counterpoint 1. After successfully completing Music Fundamentals students continue on the Harmony and Counterpoint 2. The objectives specific to Music Fundamentals are the ability to write and to make a harmonic analysis of four-part chorale-style exercises using root position and first inversion triads. These skills will be achieved through an understanding of, and proficiency in applying the following: key signatures, scales, and intervals; understanding of rhythm and time signatures; inversion symbols and figured bass; diatonic triads in major and minor keys; first, second, and third species counterpoint; identification of 7th chords; principles of voice leading; root position and first inversion part writing; harmonic progression; harmonizing a melody; harmonizing a bass line.

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Description The four-semester Harmony and Counterpoint sequence provides the means and the vocabulary to understand, imitate, and analyze music of the Common Practice Period--Baroque, Classic, and Romantic (1600-1900). Music Fundamentals is a remedial course designed to reinforce knowledge of the rudiments of music as well as to provide the information taught in Harmony and Counterpoint 1. After successfully completing Music Fundamentals students continue on the Harmony and Counterpoint 2. The objectives specific to Music Fundamentals are the ability to write and to make a harmonic analysis of four-part chorale-style exercises using root position and first inversion triads. These skills will be achieved through an understanding of, and proficiency in applying the following: key signatures, scales, and intervals; understanding of rhythm and time signatures; inversion symbols and figured bass; diatonic triads in major and minor keys; first, second, and third species counterpoint; identification of 7th chords; principles of voice leading; root position and first inversion part writing; harmonic progression; harmonizing a melody; harmonizing a bass line.
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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