Basic Theory
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Mannes Extension
Department: Techniques of Music
Course Number: XTOM 0010
Course Format: Group Lessons
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course will explore the basic fundamentals of music theory in preparation for more advanced coursework, a kind of “bootcamp” for the rest of the theory sequence. The goal is to achieve an understanding and fluency in the standard music theory terminology and concepts including key signatures, major and minor scales, triads, and seventh chords. “Fundamentals of Music Theory” by L. Poundie Burstein is required to complete twice - weekly homework assignments. Course requirements/pre-requisites: basic ability to read pitches in treble and bass clefs; students not meeting these requirements should enroll in XTOM 0001 or XTOM 0002.
Course Open to: Degree Students