MUS. 131 - Harmony I

MUS. 131 Harmony I

An in-depthexploration into the basic structures of tonal music and how theseelements intertwine. Topics include meter, scales, keys, intervals andtriads, transposition, phrase structure, Roman numeral analysis, and anintroduction to voice leading in 4 parts. Assignments focus on buildingsolid written skills, contextual analysis of classical and popular music, andcreative composition. Concurrent enrollment in MUS. 111 is strongly recommended for music majors.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MUS. 100 or MUS. 301 or MUS. 371 or MUS. 401 or equivalent. Students who feel they meet the prerequisite through prior experience should complete a short assessment of basic music skills in the assessment center (Bldg. 10-370. See also
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)
C-ID: MUS 120
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College of San Mateo

Department: Music

Number of Units: 3

This description is for the Fall 2019 term