Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

MUS 225 Music Theory I(RLA)

3 hours; 3 credits. A study of the functional relationships among scale degrees, chords, scales and keys that create tonality. Construction of triads and seventh chords, root function and diatonic chord progressions, four-part diatonic harmony, advanced notation. Introduction to harmonic analysis using lead sheet notation and Roman numerals. Cadences, phrase structure, and an introduction to formal analysis. Figured bass notation. Prerequisite: ENG 111, COR 100. For Music majors and minors a grade of B- or higher in MUS 123 and MUS 125. Corequisites: MUS 203 and MUS 223 and MUS 243; Pre- or corequisite: ENG 151.