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Ohio Wesleyan University    
2016-2017 Catalog 
  Sep 21, 2017
2016-2017 Catalog

MUS 155 - Music Theory I

(0.50 unit)

Beginning of basic theory sequence, covering both theory and aural skills. Theory: diatonic functions and Roman numeral analysis with the tonic, dominant, subdominant, and supertonic triads; principles of four-part voice leading; inverted triads; monochord tones. Harmonic concepts are exercised through score analysis and guided part writing and basic composition exercises. Aural skills: sight reading and dictation of diatonic melodies in the major and minor modes; rhythmic dictation; basic harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: minimum a grade of C- in MUS 110  or by examination. Second half of semester.