MUS 113 : Music Theory I (part three)

Continues work from MUS 112. Introduction to chromatic harmony as exhibited through tonicization and harmonic modulation. Covers melodic structure and basic Schenkerian reduction technique. Also includes large-scale form and analysis and written composition. Meets arts and humanities sequence requirement for Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. Part three of three-term sequence.



Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Attain fluent musical language mastery in order to consciously observe musical form in the masterworks of the western world through listening, harmonic analysis and music composition in order to appreciate simultaneously the uniqueness of a work, its origins and precedent, its potential as an influence and inspiration on other works, and its relationship to a particular cultural moment.
  • Exhibit advanced musicianship (good tone production, stylistically proper phrasing, execution of dynamics and articulations) by applying components of music theory through musical expression.
  • Generalize listening experience to music that is not part of the western art music tradition so that he/she can understand and value the music of the peoples of the world in all-encompassing ways.
  • Acquire a personal musical language in the composition of original musical works.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT.

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