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Music Composition

MUS 103

Music Composition

MUS 103

Course Description

Prerequisite: MUS 100. 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. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Manipulate pitch and rhythm as they relate to the construction of melodic content.

Objectives:

  • Construct basic melodic motives utilizing varying pitch degrees (scaler and intervallic).
  • Construct intermediate melodic sentences by combining motivic ideas.

Read, write, and perform basic melodic ideas.

Objectives:

  • Show comprehension by demonstrating various basic melodies in their construction and content.
  • Compare and contrast melodic ideas with respect to meters, modes, and melodic contour.

Develop a comprehensive analysis of functional melody and harmony.

Objectives:

  • Explore various compositions and provide a brief harmonic and melodic analysis.
  • Employ analytical techniques to create a musical composition.