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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

MUS 20 Creative Music Theory I

Explores ways to make and think creatively about music built upon diatonic and pulsed foundations. Prior knowledge of music theory fundamentals is recommended but all concepts are defined from the ground up. A varied repertoire of music is studied. Topics include staff notation, key, mode, melodic technique, motive, interval, phrase rhythm, form, triads and seventh chords, chord labels, arranging, harmonic syntax including secondary dominants, and style considerations. Incorporates work on musicianship.



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