MWS1200 Music Theory I

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Garfield Harvey

Course Description:

This course is a comprehensive overview of the foundational principles of music theory which includes notes, intervals, rhythms, chord construction, harmonic progressions and basic arranging. The course prepares students for courses in music composition and Music Theory II. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the students music theory knowledge. Students also learn foundational principles to help them function as a skilled musician by exploring, arranging and analyzing traditional, classical and popular music.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will gain general knowledge that allows them to understand and construct major, minor, diminished and seventh chords. Students will be able to analyze chord progressions in a variety of music styles and genre. Most importantly, students will be able to apply theoretical analysis and musical concepts to their idea.

Why This Course Is Important:

This is an undergraduate course that prepares students for courses in Music Composition and Music Theory II. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the students music theory knowledge. Students also learn foundational principles to help them function as a skilled musician by exploring, arranging and analyzing traditional, classical and popular music.