MUT 200

Fundamentals of Music I: Counterpoint/Elementary Harmony

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: Placement exam and permission of the instructor

This course is divided into two parts. First, as a preparation for the study of tonal harmony, this course will be a study of strict species counterpoint in two voices (through all five species). The second half of the course will begin the study of the basic harmonic materials of “functional” tonal music of the Common-Practice period. Topics covered will include the structure of triads and Roman Numeral analysis, concepts of voice-leading, inversions of chords, harmonic progressions in four parts based on the Bach Chorales, the importance and creation of bass lines, the harmonization of bass lines, and figured bass. Written work will consist of one or two short assignments per week.