Basic Theory I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1102
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
Fall

Overview

Course Description
An introduction to the rudiments of music theory. No previous knowledge of music is required. Open to all students, but priority will be given to full-time Basic Musicianship Program students.
Course Content
  1. Pitch Notation
  • The staff, the grand staff
  • Treble and Bass clefs
  • Notes
  • Ledger lines
  • Pitch and the Keyboard
  • Octave registers, 8va, 8vb
  • Accidentals
  • Tones and Semitones
  • Enharmonic Equivalents
  • Time Notation
    • Note values
    • Dots
    • Stems, flags, beams
    • Ties
    • Rests
  • Meter
    • Simple meters
    • Compound meters
    • Anacrusis
    • Guidelines for rhythmic notation
  • Tonality
    • Tonal centre
    • Major scales, key signatures
    • Relationship of major and minor keys (relative, parallel)
    • Minor scales, key signatures
    • Natural, harmonic and melodic forms of minor scale
    • Circle of fifths
    • Scale degrees
  • Intervals
    • Numerical value
    • Quality
    • Inversion
    • Melodic and harmonic
  • Basic Performance Indications
    • Tempo, changes in tempo
    • Dynamics, changes in dynamic
    • Expressive indications
    • Articulation
    Methods Of Instruction

    Lectures will include explanation of concept by the instructor and practice of the concept by the student in the form of written exercises.

    Means of Assessment
    Speed Drills (minimum of 10) 10%
    Homework checks 5%
    Quizzes (minimum of 10) 30%
    Tests (minimum of 2) 10%
    Assignments (minimum of 2) 10%
    Midterm Exam 15%
    Final Examination 20%
      100%
    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic rudiments of music.

    Textbook Materials

    A required text, such as the current edition of:

    Henry, Earl, Jennifer Snodgrass, and Susan Piagentini. Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    No prerequisite courses.

    Corequisites

    Equivalencies

    No equivalent courses.

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
    Athabasca University (AU) AU MUSI 1XX (3) 2012/05/01 to -
    Capilano University (CAPU) DOUG MUSC 1101 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1102 (3) = CAPU MUS 109 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
    Columbia College (COLU) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1XXX (3) 2014/05/01 to -
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1010 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/04/30
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1100 (3) 2012/05/01 to 2014/04/30
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 104 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU FINA 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2005/08/31
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU VISA 1XX (3) 2005/09/01 to 2010/08/31
    Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MUSI 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MUSC 103 (3) 2012/05/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV MUSC 103 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/04/30
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/04/30
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MUSC 100 (3) 2012/05/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 111 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual Audition Required 2012/05/01 to -

    Course Offerings

    Fall 2021

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    32183
    Mon Tue Wed Fri
    07-Sep-2021
    - 08-Dec-2021
    07-Sep-2021
    08-Dec-2021
    Harty Scott
    Heather
    Open
    MUSC 1102 001 is restricted to Basic Musicianship students. Non-program students welcome if seats are available; assessment required, please contact the department.
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    25
    24
    1
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Mon Tue Wed Fri
    New Westminster - North Bldg.
    N3407
    11:30 - 12:20