||Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 6. This course provides basic approaches to the study of music in the Western notated tradition as the organization and interaction of musical elements: melody, harmony, rhythm, form and color, with emphasis in the tonic-dominant harmony. Involves analysis and composition. It must be taken concurrently with MUSC 1124.
- Imagine and seek out a variety of interpretations and perspecives with regard to music analysis.
- Gather factual information regarding music of the Common Practice period and apply it to given musical problems.
- Discuss music theory in verbal and notated presentation, conscious of possible bias in the parameters used in gathering the information.
- Continue to analyze the logical connections among music theory, aural analysis, and the creative drive relevant to musical situations.
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of musical works of the Common Practice era.
- Respond critically to music of the Common Practice era.
- Engage in the compositions of short pieces of music.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to music study aurally and visually.
- Demonstrate an awareness of keyboard skills as related to music theory study.
|MnTC goal areas:
- (2) Critical Thinking
- (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts
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