Theory and Practice of Music 1 (MUSC 1303)

Theory and Practice of Music 1 is the first of a four-course sequence that introduces music students to music theory and practice. In level 1 students learn the fundamentals of acoustics, timbre and texture, notation systems, song forms, phrase structure, cadences, melody writing, writing simple basslines, block chord accompaniment for diatonic melodies, and elements of rhythm. In addition, assignments will include elements of orchestration, including Bb-instruments.
Course code: MUSC 1303
Credits: 3.0
Length: 45.0 hours
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Acceptance into the VCC Music Diploma program or permission of instructor.


It is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 1301 Musicianship 1 concurrently.

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