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MU 160 - Music Theory I

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

This beginner course introduces diatonic harmony for all music majors, including the elements of pitch and rhythm, major and minor scales, major and minor key signatures, functional harmony of all diatonic chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, and root position part writing. 

Note: In order for students to register for the next level of Music Theory (MU 161), a productive grade of “C” or higher must be made in this course and in the companion courses (MU 170/MU 180). 

MU 101 - Music Fundamentals

MU 170 - Functional Class Piano I
MU 180 - Ear Training I