Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Music Theory

MUS- Z 111 / 3 Cr.

This course is concentrated on fundamental elements in music and prepares students for further development in musicianship. The class includes drills in note recognition, practices with basic rhythms, and preliminary development of aural skills, with special attention to note replication. Students develop a sense of self-discipline required for the further study of music, a sense of relative pitch, a verbal musical literacy, and an ability to listen sensitively & intelligently. No prior music experience required. 

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals 11th edition by William Duckworth


1. The ability to read sheet music 

2. The ability to understand music in a theoretical way

3. The ability to write music notation