MUSC 111 First-Year Theory II • 5 Cr.


Second of a six-course sequence in Music Theory for music majors and students who wish to compose. Students learn notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, chords, voicing, chord progression, harmony, and composition. Sight singing and ear training are also included. Prerequisite: MUSC 110 or permission of instructor.


Prerequisite: MUSC 110 or permission of instructor. Fee: $21.50 lab.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Create harmonic progressions in 4 parts using musical notation.
  • Harmonize a Soprano line using 16th - 18th century voice leading guidelines.
  • Analyze musical works from various stylistic periods using Roman numerals.
  • Compose musical excerpts representing typical harmonic progressions.
  • Sing major scales using solfege syllables (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti).
  • Translate notation from a musical score into actual sound: intervals, phrases, complete melodies by means of singing.
  • Translate rhythmic notation from musical score into actual sound by means of singing, clapping, and tapping.