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MUT 1001   FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

credits: 3  
This course will enable students to acquire a thorough working knowledge of those rudiments basic to the pursuit of further study of musical theory and musical performance. It is for those students who are not ready for Music Theory, Introduction to Music History, and Applied Music courses. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1111   MUSIC THEORY I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1001 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1241. This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of music notation, rhythm, construction of scales, keys and intervals, and the formation of chords. Harmony, using diatonic triads, combined with the introduction of non-harmonic tones is also included. The course provides points of interest for students pursuing music performance, analysis, composition and education. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1112   MUSIC THEORY II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1111 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1242. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory I, with emphasis on harmonization, voice-leading, and figured bass. Compositional techniques for expanding melodic and harmonic frameworks are investigated through the exploration of phrases, cadences, and applied chords. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1241   AURAL THEORY I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUT 1001 or Program Administrattor approval. Corequisite: MUT 1111. This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to ear-training and sight-singing, to promote the ability to notate live and recorded music, and to comprehend and perform printed music. Skills will be developed that enable recognition and recall of common musical patterns, as well as the ability to hear and understand music from a variety of musical styles. 32 contact hours.

MUT 1242   AURAL THEORY II

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 1241 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1112. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory I, with emphasis on harmonic progressions, applied chords, and melodic phrases. The student will also learn to perform and aurally identify common melodic embellishments and perform figured bass notation. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2116   MUSIC THEORY III

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1112 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2246. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory II, with emphasis on expansion of the harmonic vocabulary. The student will learn how color is added to compositions with chromatic resources ranging from modulation to extended chords, modal mixture, and altered chordss. Musical form and interpretation are also considered. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2117   MUSIC THEORY IV

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 2116 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2247. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory III, with a spotlight on twentieth century music. The student will learn about modes, scales, and sets. Set theory, serial composition, twelve-tone rows, and post tonal music are explored. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2246   AURAL THEORY III

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 1242 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2116. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory II, with emphasis on harmonic expansion including modulations, chromatic approaches to dominant, and form. The student will also learn to perform and aurally identify chromatic music and asymmetrical meters. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2247   AURAL THEORY IV

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 2246 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2117. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory III, with emphasis on compositional materials of the twentieth century. The student will explore modes, scales, sets, serialism, and twelve-tone rows through guided listening and performance. The student will also learn new ways to organize rhythm, meter, and duration. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2341   CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUT 2341L. This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of melody, rhythm, and harmony in popular music and jazz from the viewpoint of the contemporary musician. The course provides information that can be immediately applied to composing and arranging music. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2341L   CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUT 2341. Music is a sonic art form and the skill of deep listening is critical for successful commercial musicianship. Students will learn to notate basic rhythms and pitch, and understand the relationships sound and notation. Students will transcribe contemporary music from popular music and jazz sources. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2342   CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUT 2341. Corequisite: MUT 2342L. This course is a continuation of Contemporary Music Theory I and explores skills essential to arranging, harmonizing, and voicing, plus instrumentation, and creation of various types of beats. The course culminates with students creating authentic arrangements for rhythm section and popular music recordings. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2342L   CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING II

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUT 2341L. Corequisite: MUT 2342. This course is a continuation of Contemporary Ear Training I, and the student will learn to notate complex rhythms and pitch, and develop the ability to quickly identify chords and progressions. The student will transcribe large forms from popular music and jazz sources. Music is a sonic art form and the skill of deep listening is critical for successful commercial musicianship. 32 contact hours.


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