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SEMESTER 1 – THEORY OF MUSIC –PAPER 1 BASIC CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY

UNIT I

The Staff, The Treble Clef and Staff, The Bass Clef and Staff, Whole – Half        – Quarter Notes, Measures – Bar Lines – Double Bar Lines, Time Signatures and Note Values, The Grand Staff, Leger Lines, Whole – Half – Quarter Rests, Another Time Signature.

UNIT II

Another Time Signature, The Dotted Half Notes, Ties and Slurs, Repeat Signs, First And Second Endings, Eight Notes, Eighth Rest , Dotted Quarter Notes Flat , Sharp.

UNIT III

Natural, Whole and Half Steps , Chromatic Scale , The Major Scale , More Major Scale ( F & G) , Other Major Scale ( Bb ,Eb ,D,A ), Key signatures , Circle Of Fifth ( Major Sharp Key ) Intervals ,Circle Of Fifth ( Major Flat Key ) , Circle Of Fifth ( all Major Keys).

UNIT IV

Dynamics , D.C. and D.S., Coda and Fine , Tempo Marking and other Musical Symbols , Sixteenth Note , Sixteenth Rest , Dotted Eighth Notes , Intervals , Diatonic Intervals , Chromatic Intervals.

UNIT V

More Time Signatures, Another Way to Count , Triplets , Syncopation , Major Chords- Major triads , Chords Related to a Key , Chords Progressions , Dominant Seventh Chord , Inversions , Inversions of the Dominant seventh Chord, Transposition , Natural Minor , Hormonic Minor , Melodic Minor , Harmonizing a Melody , Composing a Melody.

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