MUS 220 Materials of Music I

Prerequisite: MUS 118B or waiver

Beginning a four-term sequence of courses in the theoretical approach to music, this is a study of the properties of sound, the overtone series, symbols of notation, rhythm, intervals, scales, and key signatures. Harmonic studies include triads and their inversions, phrase structure and cadences, and harmonic progressions. The course will focus on playing major and minor scales, all triad types and their inversions, and basic chord progressions using primary triads. Two class periods per week plus a keyboard lab. Usually taken in conjunction with MUS 221. NOTE: Noncredit for students who completed MUS 120.


1/2 Course Credit