Catalog 2017-2018

MUS 120 Materials and Structure of Music-I

Introduction to the music of the "common practice period" (European music from about 1650-1900) as well as more recent music based on similar principles (much of 20th-century popular music). Topics include diatonic harmony and voice-leading, melodic organization, and simple forms. Students develop fluency in analysis and in composing imitative style exercises using computer music notation.




MUS 110 or successful performance on placement exam.


Students normally enroll in MUS 121 concurrently.