This course is an introduction to chord progressions, song forms and harmonic techniques used in popular music.  This course also includes basic aural, visual and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight with emphasis on identifying chord progressions, motion and melody/harmony relationship of popular music.

This semester builds on the basic concepts covered in first year theory, and looks at some more complex things in terms of rhythm, melody, and harmony (music). Latin music contains many rhythms, and there are many styles within this broad range of music:  African, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Reggae, etc.  Being comfortable with these styles of music and their rhythms will expand and improve your musical ability greatly.  Harmonic and Melodic minor scales are 2 more tonalities that we will be learning.  Some other scales will be studied also.  You will find that the foundation of a good understanding of Major, Melodic Minor, and Harmonic Minor will help make all the other scales make sense, and you will know how to apply them where ever you want, or need to. 

Prerequisite:  MUTH 1402

This course is a continuation of MUTH 2401. This course will also include reinforcement of theoretical concepts presented via singing, ear training, keyboard and conducting experiences.

Prerequisite:  MUTH 2401

This course is a continuation of MUTH 1412 and is a companion course to MUTH 2401. It includes practice and drill combined with lecture-demonstration teaching methods and computer-assisted instruction to develop skills enabling the student to correctly interpret music that is notated and to correctly notates music that is heard.

Prerequisite:  MUTH 1402 and 1412

This course is a continuation of MUTH 2411 and is a companion course to MUTH 2402. It includes practice and drill combined with lecture-demonstration teaching methods and computer-assisted instruction to develop skills enabling the student to correctly interpret music that is notated and to correctly notates music that is heard.

Prerequisite:  MUTH 2401 and 2411