Theory of Music – 2 – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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THEORY OF MUSIC – 2 4 0 0 4
CONCEPTS IN WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC -1

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
In this course, concepts in Western Classical Music will be dealt with.

UNIT 1                                              12
Alto Clef and Tenor clef, Neutral clef and Tablature, Writing all the scale degrees (including ledger line notes) in Alto and Tenor clefs, Major key study – D Major A, Bb, Minor key study- B, G, F sharp, C
UNIT 2                                              12
Beat/Pulse, Down beat and Upbeat, Scale and Octave, Major interval, Minor intervals (Harmonic, Natural, Melodic)
UNIT 3                                              12
Dotted rests, Tonality, Tie and Slur, Chords – Major Chord, Minor Chord, Notation writing – Major keys D,A, Bb, Minor keys B,G, F#, C, Major chords and Minor chords and Time Signatures in Unit 4
UNIT 4                                              12
Meters in double and triple time, Simple and compound time signatures, Constant versus changing time adding duplets and triplets, Meters in 6,9 and 12, Complex time signatures
UNIT 5                                              12

Binary form, Ternary form, Strophic form, Chorus form, Phrase

Total:                                                    60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand the concept of clef and tablature.

CO-2: Understand concepts related to beats and note intervals

CO-3: Understand tonality and chords.

CO-4: Understand time signatures

CO-5: Get an overview on the Binary form, Ternary form, Strophic form and Chorus form,

TEXT BOOK:

Fundamentals of Music, Raymond Elliott, 4th Ed 2009
Tip Basic Music Theory, Wise Publications, Hugo Pinkster doer, 2007

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