Howard University | College of Fine Arts | Department of Theatre

Introduction to Theory for Musical Theatre

Music Theory through Musical Theatre

Syllabus

Week 1 Homework -

Print & complete this practice worksheet.

Due: Tuesday, August 27th @ 9:40 AM

Week 2 Homework -

Complete the opposite side of last week's worksheet. Define all terms given during class.

Due: Tuesday, September 3rd @ 9:40 AM

Week 3 Homework -

Enjoy your weekend!

Week 4 Homework -

Complete the attached worksheet.

On a separate piece of staff paper write down the following MAJOR scales - Eb (Treble Clef), B (Treble Clef), A (Bass Clef), and Gb (Bass Clef). 

Use accidentals to formulate the scales not a key signature.

Due: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Week 5 Homework -

Use musictheory.net or the Tenuto App to complete at least 20 scale construction exercises. Select ALL key signatures. Submit progress report to professor via email - eSignature required. 

Follow the steps below.

Due electronically: Tuesday, September 24th @ 9:40 AM

 

Week 6 Homework - 

Enjoy your weekend. See you in October!

Week 7 Homework -

Identifying and Writing Intervals

Due: Tuesday, October 8th @ 9:40 AM

Interval Quiz Preparation

Quiz date: October 17, 2019

Topics:

1. identifying & writing intervals - You must be able to properly identify and write the correct quantity (number) and quality (major, minor, perfect, augmented, diminished, or tritone) of the interval.

2. identity and write melodic and harmonic intervals.

Preparation Materials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXg8eCHNaTE

https://www.musictheory.net/lessons/32

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval-construction

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval

Week 10 Homework -

Identifying and Writing Triads

Complete the attached worksheet. You are only responsible for the examples written in the treble and bass clef. Write in both the letter name and the quality name (major, minor, augmented, diminished).

Due: Tuesday, October 29th @ 9:40 AM

Week 11 Homework -

Identifying and Writing Triads

Check and resubmit the worksheet that was assigned last week. Additionally you must complete chord ID and chord construction activities (and submit progress reports via email) on musictheory.net. Make sure that inversions are turned on in your settings.

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord-construction

Due: Tuesday, November 5 @ 9:40 AM

Week 13 Homework -

Complete the nonchord tones example in your books. We will begin class with this example. It's lengthy so give yourself ample time.

Due: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Extra Credit Assignment

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Due: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Assignment must be printed and turned in at the beginning of class.

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