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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 200
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Music Theory
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Wendy Nieuwenhuis
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the principles and tools of music theory. Topics include rhythmic notation, major and minor scales, intervals, chords and cadences.

This course does not meet major requirements in the Bachelor of Music degree program.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Required Text: 
Wharram, Barbara.  Elementary Rudiments of Music. Second Edition, Mississauga, Ontario: Frederick Harris Music, 2010.

Other Mandatory Items:
    Manuscript paper, pencils, eraser.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
In-Class Assignments10%
Concert Evaluation5%
Textbook Assignments (8) 25%
Song10%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:Music 200 is a practical course.  Students will learn musical notation and composition tools through practice and assignments. 
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Notating Rhythm, Simple Time, Upbeats, Dots, Ties, Flags, Beams, Terminology
  • Notating Pitch, The Staves, The Keyboard, Semitones, Accidentals
  • Major Scales, Scale Degrees, Key Signatures, Circle of Fifths
  • Minor Scales and Melody Writing
  • Other Scales
  • Intervals
  • Chords
  • Compound Time, Syncopation and Mixed Meters
  • Cadences
  • Naming Keys, Transposition
  • Review, Sample Tests


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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