MUSI 412 (01) - Fundamentals of Music Theory

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Music
Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 53958
Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor. Prereq: MUSI 411 or permission of instructor.
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Instructors: Michael Shun

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am PCAC M223
Additional Course Details: 

We will be looking at different genres under the umbrella term of "tonal music."  We will begin with the principles of counterpoint in the 18th century and make our way through the "Classical" period, and the 20th century. A great deal of the class will focus on contemporary idioms including pop and jazz. This course is analytically driven to gain a deeper understanding of different styles of music, and assignments are designed to have students write music with guided exercises to get a better feel for the idioms. MUSI 411 OR the ability to read music suffices as a prerequisite.