Theory & Piano Fundamentals
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Composition/Theory
Course Number: JCTH 0121
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Musical Analysis
  • Musical Notation
A hands-on introduction to some basic building blocks of music: notes, intervals, scales, chords, voicings and spacing, meter and time signatures, the circle of fifths, and simple chords progressions, all with an emphasis on speed, accuracy, and facility. Course meets in the piano lab and focuses on production; i.e., notation and performing exercises at the keyboard.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.


Open to Undergraduate students.