COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MU 160
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Music Theory
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: Requirement for the major
TERM: Fall 2004
FACULTY MEMBER: Timothy Corrao, M.M.
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: artist-in-Residence
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Chapel – Lower Level
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. M-W; 11 a.m.-Noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. F
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 584-6484
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS:
DATES OF TERM: August 23 – December 10
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: M-W-F (Classroom); T-R (Lab)
CLASS SESSION TIME: 9-9:50 a.m. (Classroom); 8:45-10:00 (Lab)
PREREQUISITE: MU 160 or permission of Program Director
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the fundaments of harmony and basic
elements of sight-singing, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, keyboard,
timbre, texture, and form used both in aural and visual analysis. Course has a
required laboratory session. Pre-requisite: MU 1X0. 3:2:2
You will become familiar with and become proficient in basic elements of
melodic construction (including scales and key signatures, rhythm, etc.).
You will also learn to apply the principles of part-writing.
You will learn to apply these concepts practically at the keyboard.
You will develop proficiency in hearing and singing at sight by means of
aural dictation and sung exercises.
You will have regular assignments to be completed out of class.
COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Ottman, Robert. Elementary Harmony Theory and
Practice, 5th ed. and
Music for Sight-singing, 6th ed. (Upper Saddle River, N. J.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records
and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but
missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through
unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but
unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive
weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be
administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: All late assignments will lose one
letter grade for each day late.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Based on daily in-class participation and outside
assignments completed ina timely manner.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: The basis of classroom conduct is mutual
respect. I assume that you are all here to learn and will expect a courteous,
respectful attitude from and toward everyone. In keeping with a learning
environment that is free from distractions, all students will set their cell
phones and pagers to
DISABILITY GUIDELINES: Park University is committed to meeting the needs
of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines
are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information
necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University
Aug. 23-Sept. 3 Basics
Sept. 7 – 24
Ottman Chapter 1-3
Tonic and Dominant
Sept. 27-Oct. 8
Ottman Chapter 6
Fall Recess Oct. 16-24
25-Nov. 5 The
Ottman Chapter 7
11-13 Nov. 8-24
C-Clefs & Transposing Clefs
Ottman Chapter 8
14-15 Nov. 29-Dec. 10
The Triad in Inversion
Ottman Chapter 9
Final Exams Dec. 13-17
Your grade will be based on the following:
Daily work in class 60%
Outside assignments & ongoing