*Theory I: Materials of Music

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This introductory course will meet twice each week (two one-and-a-half-hour sessions). We will study elements of music such as pitch, rhythm, intensity, and timbre, and we will see how they combine in various musical structures and how these structures communicate. Studies will include notation and ear training, as well as theoretical exercises, rudimentary analyses, and the study of repertoire from various eras of Western music.  This course is a prerequisite to the Theory II:  Basic Tonal Theory and Composition and Advanced Theory sequence.

                *Note:  Beginning music students in Theory I are not required to take an ensemble; ensemble participation   is optional. *Note: Beginning music students in Theory I are not required to take an ensemble; ensemble participation is optional.