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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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Music

MUSC 131 Music Theory I (.5)

Review of the rudiments of music, including clefs, notations, meters and their signatures, key signatures, scales, intervals, triads, and seventh chords. Two-voice composition; triads and seventh chords; the basic phrase model; chorale harmonization and figured bass; leading-tone, predominant, and 6/4 chords; tonic expansions, root progressions, and the mediant triad; the interaction of melody and harmony; and cadences.

Prerequisite: By placement

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff