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MCC-Longview Music Department
500 SW Longview Rd
Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64081-2105

Contact Info

Liberal Arts Building, room 111
Phone: 816.604.2321
Fax: 816.672.2147
Email: LV.Music@mcckc.edu

Department Coordinator:
Cathy Hardy
Email: Cathy.Hardy@mcckc.edu

Music theory is studied in sequence. Completion of the theory sequence of classes prepares students for subsequent music studies.

If you have already taken a theory course at another school and are interested in testing out of a class, call to arrange an evaluation time: 816.604.2321.

 

To view the schedule and catalog descriptions of these courses, go here.

Course Highlights

Fundamentals of Music - MUSI 107 - 3 credits

Fall & Spring: Second 8 weeks of the semester. T or R 9:30-10:45am
Summer: This course is offered online.
Basic Music Theory: Do you want to learn to read music? Pitch, rhythm, scales, and more!

Music Theory I - MUSI 110 - 4 credits

Fall & Spring Semesters: MWF 8:20 - 9:50am
This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Music. The course will introduce students to beginning concepts of music notation, ear training, and sight singing using the latest music technology.

Music Theory II - MUSI 111 - 4 credits

Fall & Spring Semesters: MWF 10:00 - 11:30am
Prerequisite: MUSI 110
This course is a continuation of Music Theory I. The course will expand the student’s understanding of triads, seventh chords, and their relationships. Ear training and sight singing are practiced using music lab technology.

Music Theory III - MUSI 210 - 4 credits

Fall & Spring Semesters: TR 8:30 - 10:50am
Prerequisite: MUSI 111
This course is a continuation of Music Theory II and will introduce students to new chords and chord progressions. Famous music compositions will be studied and students will have the opportunity to compose their own music. Ear training and sight singing are practiced using music lab technology.

Music Theory IV - MUSI 211 - 4 credits

Fall & Spring Semesters: TR 8:30 - 10:50am
Prerequisite: MUSI 210
This course is a continuation of Music Theory III and will apply advanced harmonic techniques to an original composition. Students will have the opportunity to orchestrate and record their composition. Ear training and sight singing are practiced using music lab technology.

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Music Theory

Course Descriptions

MUSI 107 - Fundamentals of Music - 3.00 credits

This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts of music notation and ear training through the use of scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and chord progressions. This course is designed for the general student and the student preparing for music theory.

MUSI 110 - Music Theory I - 4.00 credits

This course will introduce students to beginning concepts of music notation and ear training through the use of intervals, scales, triads, seventh chords and their inversions, chord progressions in major and minor keys, and non-harmonic tones including suspensions, appoggiatura, and passing tones. Practical application will include sight-singing, ear training, and keyboard skills.

MUSI 111 - Music Theory II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 110. This course is a continuation of Music Theory I and will introduce students to secondary triads, secondary sevenths, and secondary dominants and all their inversions, non-harmonic tones including suspensions, pedal tones, and added sixths, and modulation by secondary dominants to closely related keys.

MUSI 210 - Music Theory III - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 111. This course is a continuation of Music Theory II and will introduce students to chromatically altered chords including diminished 7ths and augmented 6ths, modulation to all keys, analysis of Greek modes, and analysis of 19th century harmonic techniques. Opportunity for original compositions. Practical application in sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills.

MUSI 211 - Music Theory IV - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 210. This course is a continuation of Music Theory III and will introduce students to chromatic alterations of secondary chords, transposition, and analysis of 20th century harmonic techniques. Opportunity for original work and practical application in sight-singing, dictation, and keyboarding skills.

Last Modified: 10/26/15