Course Code: MUS 1019
Academic Year: 2019-2020
This course applies the theoretical knowledge of basic music vocabulary to the analysis of chord progressions, melodies, rhythms and song forms. Simple chord progressions, such as minor blues and rhythm changes, are introduced, and students are given further analytical tools. Topics include chord function and substitution, like-function, tritone and subdominant minor; Roman numeral analysis; voice leading; asymmetrical time signatures; harmonic rhythm; advanced chord structures; and modes of the melodic minor and harmonic minor scales.