Apr 16, 2024  

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MUS 103 - Music Composition

Credits: 3
Explains fundamentals of composition, including notation, melodic construction, melodic dictation, functional harmony, basic music theory and analysis. Uses knowledge of fundamentals to create a musical composition.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 100  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Manipulate pitch and rhythm as they relate to the construction of melodic content.
    1. Construct basic melodic motives utilizing varying pitch degrees (scaler and intervallic).
    2. Construct intermediate melodic sentences by combining motivic ideas.
  2. Read, write, and perform basic melodic ideas.
    1. Show comprehension by demonstrating various basic melodies in their construction and content.
    2. Compare and contrast melodic ideas with respect to meters, modes, and melodic contour.
  3. Develop a comprehensive analysis of functional melody and harmony.
    1. Explore various compositions and provide a brief harmonic and melodic analysis.
    2. Employ analytical techniques to create a musical composition.

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