Music Theory

Music Theory 201: Harmony I

Ready for the next level of Music Theory? Harmony I continues to build on previous knowledge while adding cadences, four-part writing, more complex rhythmic dictation and musical dictation. All students, even those who took RSSoM theory courses last year, who want to register for upper levels of music theory must take a placement test before …

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Music Theory 101: Theory I

Studying music theory means learning about the foundation music. Students in Theory I will combine written and aural theory to increase their understanding and explore the building blocks of music. Classes cover subjects from basic note-reading in multiple clefs to constructing scales, identifying and singing intervals, rhythmic dictation and beginning ear training. No prior music …

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Music Theory 301: Harmony II

Introducing RSSoM’s third level of music theory, Harmony II! In addition to a thorough review of fundamental concepts, this course introduces and explores compound rhythms, 7th chords, SATB writing, transposition, modulation and melody writing. All students, even those who took RSSoM theory courses last year, who want to register for upper levels of music theory …

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Adult Music Theory

Have you always wished that you knew more about the building blocks of music? Intro to Music Theory for Adults might be for you! This course will combine written and aural theory to increase understanding and explore the foundations of music. Each class will move at a speed that allows all students to gain a …

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Pre-College Music Theory: Harmony 1

This course continues to build on previous knowledge while adding cadences, four-part writing, more complex rhythmic dictation and musical dictation. Students should be able to identify and write major and all forms of minor scales in all key signatures in treble and bass clefs; identify and sing all major and perfect intervals ascending; be able …

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Pre-College Music Theory: Theory 1

Students combine written and aural theory to increase their understanding and explore the foundations of music. Classes cover subjects from basic note-reading in multiple clefs to constructing scales, identifying and singing intervals, rhythmic dictation and beginning ear training. Access to music theory and ear training applications through our learning management system, MusicFirst, is included. No …

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Intro to Music Theory for Adults

Students will combine written and aural theory to increase their understanding and explore the foundations of music. Each class will move at a speed that allows all students to gain a firm grasp of the materials. Emphasis will be on the foundations of theory with direct application to pieces. No placement test or prior experience …

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