MUT301: Music Theory (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Music Theory
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The music theory course is designed to introduce students to the study of theory and composition. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts: tonality-major and minor; solfeggio; aural dictation and ear-training; analyzation of music scores and forms; two- and four-part writing; major, minor, diminished, and augmented choral construction and use in harmonic progressions; original compositions; metric and rhythmic construction; rudiments of counterpoint; and musical forms and genres.
Major Instructional Activities: Instrumental activities in theory and composition will include, but will not be limited in scope to, sight-reading vocal and instrumental scores; analyzing melodic, rhythmic and harmonic components of musical compositions; sight-singing notation with solfeggio; writing correct construction and resolution of chords; writing major and minor key modulations; writing two- and four-part exercises using rules of harmony; writing original compositions; and playing and composing electronic music.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass written and oral examinations in part-writing, aural dictation, sight-reading, analyzation, and original composition.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the music theory course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of all rhythmic concepts.
- Demonstrate understanding of tonality, major and minor.
- Sight-sing two- to four-pan music.
- Take dictation rhythmically, melodically, and harmonically.
- Construct all triads: major, minor, diminished, and augmented.
- Continue stress on ear development.
- Create original composition using all musical components.