Music Theory & Composition | Guerin Catholic High School


Music Theory and Composition 1
Grades 9-12
1 credit
Prerequisite: Experience singing or playing any instrument

Students taking this course begin to develop skills in the analysis of music and theoretical concepts. This is a comprehensive integrated introductory course for those wanting to understand music for the first time or as a basic refresher course for those with some experience. The course covers basic keyboard skills; foundations of singing; sight-singing; sight-playing for keyboard or student’s own instrument; rhythm studies, introductory composition; improvisation; listening skills; music notational skills; and aural musicianship and theory. This course is the first part of an essential preparation for students wishing to pursue music at an advanced level.