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- Effective Term:
- Winter 2021 through Summer 2021
- Course Number:
- MUS 111
- Course Title:
- Music Theory I (Part One)
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Exhibit knowledge of the basic elements of music such as meter, pitch, key, intervals, scales, and triads through application at the piano keyboard and/or with music notation.
- Analyze the harmonic content of basic diatonic tonal music from the common-practice period using the tools and methods of music theory.
- Compose a basic diatonic musical work by applying the techniques and practices of the common-practice period.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
General education philosophy statement
The study of music provides the opportunity to experience the art form both as listeners and as creators. It is an expression of culture developed from rich historical traditions, each with unique aesthetic and artistic values reflected through organized sound.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The instructor should make the criteria for assigning a course grade and for evaluating student progress clear at the beginning of the term. The individual instructor will determine the methods of assessment. Assessment methods may include:
Small group work/problem solving
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Pitch and its notation
… Diatonic and chromatic half steps
… Solmization (aural recognition)
… Borrowed divisions
… Rhythmic performance
… Notational guidelines
More on pitch
… The keyboard
… Keys and key signatures
… Dominant seventh chords
… Chord inversions
… Chord symbols (sonority)
… Figured bass
… Diatonic triads in major keys
… Diatonic triads in minor keys
… Functional tonal principles
… Roman numeral function designation
… Dominant-type function
… Predominant function
… Harmonic variants
… Harmonic cadences
… Nonharmonic tones
… Embellishing tones
… Principles of harmonization
Introduction to music technology
The following skills are expected to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement ("C" or "Pass") of the course.
Examine an example of diatonic music and identify key.
Aurally and visually identify meter for basic musical works.
Provide a detailed harmonic analysis of a diatonic musical work using roman numeral function and sonority (chord symbol).
Notate and perform a basic musical idea (melody).
Apply functional principles and harmonize preexisting melody.
Identify, create and utilize common harmonic cadences.
Identify, categorize and label nonharmonic tones.