GISP MUS THEO 1100 Introduction to Music Theory -- 2 unit(s)

Basic skills and vocabulary. Designed for non-music majors with limited background in music fundamentals or as preparation for music major theory courses. Emphasis on notation, key/time signatures, rhythm and aural training.

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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Communications and Arts distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Lathon Jernigan, Professor Emeritus

Clough, J., Conley, J., & Boge, C. Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter. 1999/3rd edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.

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