Syllabus and course calendar

Reading and reference materials

C. Schmidt-Jones, Basic Music Theory is available here

A glossary of common music terms:

A brief history of music notation is available here.

Another good online resource to practice your skills at home is musictheory.net

Blank staff paper: https://cnx.org/resources/e5b6335c0813bd7797983b645d24962d8ad96e93/staffpaper1.pdf

Weekly tutoring log

In-class materials and homework

January 31, 2019 – Intro to the basics: singing, rhythm, notation

Handouts

Homework – Reading

Homework – Written (due February 7)

February 7, 2019 – The keyboard and major scales

Handouts

Homework – Reading

Homework – Written (due February 14)

February 14, 2019 – Accidentals

Handouts

Homework – Written (due February 21)

February 21, 2019 – All topics, continued

Handouts

Homework – Written (due February 28)

February 28, 2019 – Dotted rhythms

Handouts

Homework – Reading

Homework (written) – Due Mar 7

Optional: Midterm practice

March 7, 2019: Minor scales

Homework – Reading

Homework (written) – Due March 14

March 14, 2019: Key signatures and rests

Handouts

Homework – Reading

Homework (written) – Due March 21

March 21, 2019: Intervals

Handouts

Homework (reading) – Due April 4

Homework (written) – Due April 4

March 28, 2019: Intervals, continued

Handouts

April 4, 2019: Triads, root position and first inversion

Handouts

Homework (reading)

Homework (written) – due April 11

April 11, 2019: compound meter and Triads, second inversion

Handouts

Homework (reading)

Homework (written) – due April 18