Advanced Music Theory and Eartraining

Course number: PS261     Credit hours: 3 hrs

This course is a continuation of the fundamentals of music theory and focuses on both written and aural work relative to harmony and melody. Through analysis and written assignments, students will learn the very basics of diatonic harmony and learn simple formal structures. Basic harmonic functions as well as phrase structure and embellishing tones will be covered.
In addition, students will be taught various methods for ear training to develop their musicianship and enhance their learning and understanding of theory and harmony. Sight-singing, dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony will be covered. The application of sol-fa syllables and a moveable do system will be used throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Introductory Music Theory (PS163)

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