2 Semesters / 1 Credit
Music theory serves as an entry-level course for those interested in the fundamentals of music literacy (reading, writing, and understanding music). As a recommended preparatory course for AP Music Theory, this course begins with students learning the rudiments of pitch and rhythm and progresses through exploring the relationship of these rudiments to real music in intervals and basic chord structure. Various styles of music are used in listening and writing throughout the course, and students of any proficiency are welcome. No prior musical experience is required.