This course presents a study of technical elements of Western common practice music: scales, modes, keys, chords, intervals, and harmonic and melodic structure in major and minor keys. The student gains an understanding of the musical interrelationships of these elements through the definition of chromatic intervals and enharmonic equivalents, basic phase structure in melody, then subsequent identification of harmonies and phrase components and analysis of four-part diatonic musical work as practiced in representative exercises and compositions. Musicianship skills: rhythmic dictation is studied and the student is introduced to dictation through aural skills and sight singing of diatonic melody.
Note: Student's skill level will be assessed for appropriate course placement. Please contact the Music Department at (630) 466-7900, ext. 5785 before registering for this course.
Recommended Prereq: MUS120.