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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Music Theory and History 1

MUS-A 130 / 3 Cr.

Music Theory and History I is the first component of a four-semester, comprehensive sequence in fundamental concepts of music theory, style practice, and associated historical contexts. Courses in this sequence provide an essential understanding of music, from major historical precedents to contemporary aesthetic practices. Topics covered include: understanding of the general acoustic principles associated with music, and working effectively with pitch, rhythm, and harmony in a range of stylistic and cultural genres.