Music Theory I ARTS—2965 Section 1
Mondays/Thursdays 2:00-3:50 West Hall 323

Dr. Curtis Bahn
Arts Department
West Hall Room 114A
Best contact: crb@rpi.edu
Phone: 276-4032
Office hours: Thursdays 12:00-2:00 or by appointment


Course Description:
This class will investigate basic concepts of music theory through exercises in 
composition, improvisation and performance. While western musical theory will 
form the core of the class, we will also examine musical organization systems
from various world cultures. 

Syllabus

Resources:
General Theory Sites and Free Staff Paper
Notation Guides

free music notation software: finale notepad

Handouts:
Vocabulary for a cross-cultural musical analysis
basic music notation style sheet
Minor scales and melodic contour

Assignments:
Past Assignments

Interactive Tutorials: Reading music, Intervals, Scales, Chords, Harmony and Form

Interactive Drills: Interval, Chord and Scale