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MUS 266 Cr.3

This course is an introduction to basic music theory concepts. The harmonic, melodic and formal aspects of common practice music are studied. Topics include counterpoint and the management of dissonance, harmonic function of seventh chords and secondary harmonies, analysis of harmony and form, modulation and formal design. The students will develop skills in composition and analysis within the framework of the historical context of the techniques and characteristics of music from the music of the Renaissance to the 20th century. Prerequisite: MUS 115 or minimum score of 3 on AP music exam or Music Department Theory assessment milestone; concurrent enrollment in MUS 268. Offered Fall.

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