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MUSI  1116  Sight Singing & Ear Training I

Singing tonal music in treble and bass clefs, and aural study of elements of music, such as scales, intervals and chords, and dictation of basic rhythm, melody and diatonic harmony. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1303. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

MUSI  1117  Sight Singing & Ear Training II

Singing tonal music in various clefs, continued aural study of the elements of music, and dictation of intermediate rhythm, melody and diatonic harmony. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1116. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

MUSI  1161  International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for singers

A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to singing in English, Italian, German, and French. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1303. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

MUSI  1181  Piano Class I

Beginning class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique. Additionally, emphasis is given on the practical application of music theory involving harmonization, transposition and related keyboard skills. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1303. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 1181, MUSI 1182, MUSI 2181, and MUSI 2182 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI  1182  Piano Class II

Advanced beginning class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique. Additionally, this is a continuation of MUSI 1181. Development of two-octave minor scales, arpeggios, diatonic chord progressions, and piano repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1181. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 1181, MUSI 1182, MUSI 2181, and MUSI 2182 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI  1183  Voice Class

Class instruction in the fundamentals of singing including breathing, tone production, and diction. Designed for students with little or no previous voice training. Does not apply to a music major degree. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

MUSI  1192  Guitar Class

Class instruction in the fundamental guitar playing, including technique, music-reading, fretboard theory, melodic and harmonic realizations. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

MUSI  1303  Fundamentals of Music

Introduction to the basic elements of music theory, including scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, notation, meter, and rhythm. Course does not apply to a music major degree. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  1306  Music Appreciation

Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements, illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. Course does not apply to a music major degree. Additionally, this course conducts an overview of music history that includes the study of Western art music - the six major eras, composers, their works and musical styles. Emphasis is given to vocabulary and critical listening skills needed to develop an eclectic taste in music. Music majors must take MUSI 1307. Prerequisite:  Meet TSI standard for INRW 0315; or equivalent. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  1307  Music Literature

A survey of the styles and forms of music as it developed from the middle ages to the present. This course will familiarize the student with cultural context, terminology, genres, and notation. Additionally, study of selected works in music literature chosen from the six major eras of Western art music history. Includes musical styles, forms, and composers from the Medieval period to the present. Critical listening skills and technical musical terms are emphasized in this course. Required for all music majors. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1303. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  1310  American Music

A general survey of various styles of music of the Americas, including but not limited to jazz, folk, rock, and contemporary music. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  1311  Music Theory I

The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony, including fundamental music concepts, scales, intervals, chords, 7th chords, and early four-part writing. Analysis of small compositional forms. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. Additionally, investigation of music modes, transposition, cadences and non-harmonic tones, phrase structure, musical textures, and four-part voice leading. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1303 or consent of Instructor. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  1312  Music Theory II

The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony, including diatonic chords and seventh chords in root position and inversions, non-chord tones, and functional harmony. Introduction to more complex topics, such as modulation, may occur. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1311. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  2116  Sight Singing & Ear Training III

Singing more difficult tonal music in various clefs, aural study including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures. Lab required.  Prerequisite:  MUSI 1117. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 2116 and MUSI 2117 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI  2117  Sight Singing & Ear Training IV

Singing advanced tonal music and introduction of modal and post-tonal melodies. Aural study including dictation of advanced rhythm, melody, and harmony. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 2116. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 2116 and MUSI 2117 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI   2181 - Piano Class III

Intermediate class instruction of keyboard technique. Additionally, this is a continuation of MUSI 1182.  Development of three-octave scales and arpeggios, accompaniment patterns, intermediate and 20th century piano repertoire, advanced sight reading skills. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1182. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 1181, MUSI 1182, MUSI 2181, and MUSI 2182 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI  2182  Piano Class IV

Advanced class instruction of keyboard technique. Additionally, this is a continuation of MUSI 2181. Culmination of skills including scales and arpeggios four-octaves hands together, advanced chord progressions, repertoire, and sight reading.  Prepares music majors for piano barrier exams. Lab required. Prerequisite:  MUSI 2181. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUSI 1181, MUSI 1182, MUSI 2181, and MUSI 2182 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

 

MUSI  2311  Music Theory III

Advanced harmony voice leading, score analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended-tertian structures. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. Additionally, study of music theory from late Renaissance polyphony through Baroque counterpoint and continuing with the chromatic harmonies of the Classic period as found within Sonata Allegro and Rondo formal structures. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1312. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  2312  Music Theory IV

Continuation of advanced chromaticism and survey of analytical and compositional procedures in post-tonal music. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. Prerequisite:  MUSI 2311. 3 credit hours. (A)

 

MUSI  2389  Academic Cooperative

An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of music. Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office. 3 credit hours. (A)

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