Semester 1: This course examines the fundamental building blocks of music theory. Students who successfully complete this course will have a solid foundation in music theory language that includes Notation, Major and Minor Scales, Key Signatures, intervals, triads, 7th Chords, Inversions, Voicing, Part Writing, Sight Singing, and Basic Aural and Aictation skills. Semester 1’s content and assignments focus on mastering these music fundamentals needed for the AP Music Theory Exam.
Semester 2: In this course, students are given the opportunity to build upon Semester 1 skills while diving into more complex concepts, such as Roman Numeral Analysis, Figured Bass, Modulation, Cadences, Secondary Chords, Musical Structure, Aural Skills, etc. Semester 2’s content and assignments delve deeper into the advanced content needed to complete the AP Music Theory exam.
This course now comes with free access to Flat for Education, a music composition tool (LTI) that is fully integrated with Canvas (UC Scout’s online classroom).
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES: Students must have a background in reading music, a basic understanding of music fundamentals, and are strongly encouraged to have taken a chorus or band class or have previous experience with music.