Music Theory
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Music Theory 1
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 ½ Semester ½ Credit

This is an introductory class for musical theory. This class will encompass the basics of music theory including reading music in treble clef, bass clef, rhythms Intervals, time signatures, dynamics, major scales and chords, key signatures and relation of this material to the piano keyboard and basic composition. Basic sight reading and ear training skills will also be included using the Kodaly system. 



Music Theory 2
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 ½ Semester ½ Credit

Prerequisite: Music Theory 1 or permission of the teacher

This class will explore advanced study with intervals, minor scales and modes, and will begin composing music with basic voice leading and 4 part harmony. Sight reading and ear training skills will correlate with the above skills including dictation of melodic patterns in minor modes. Musical history will also be included in this class. Keyboard skills will be incorporated in this section.