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MUS. 131 Harmony I

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An in-depth exploration into the basic structures of tonal music and how these elements intertwine. Topics include meter, scales, keys, intervals and triads, transposition, phrase structure, Roman numeral analysis, and an introduction to voice leading in 4 parts. Assignments focus on building solid written skills, contextual analysis of classical and popular music, and creative composition. Concurrent enrollment in MUS. 111 is strongly recommended for music majors.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MUS. 100 or MUS. 301 or MUS. 371 or MUS. 401 or equivalent. Students who feel they meet the prerequisite through prior experience should complete a short assessment of basic music skills in the assessment center (Bldg. 10-370. See also http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/testing.)
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)
C-ID: MUS 120