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AP Music Theory Online Class with College Credit

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Tuning Fork and Musical Staff for Online High School AP Music Theory ClassTake high school AP Music Theory online and earn 1 full credit toward your high school diploma. It's free for Wisconsin students.

AP Music Theory

Description:

AP Music Theory is a rigorous study of music theory for students interested in pursuing music beyond high school. The focus will be on skills required to be successful as a first year music student at a college, university or conservatory. The course is designed to prepare students for the AP music theory test in the spring. Students considering this class should have a strong background in music, including the ability to read both bass and treble clefs fluently.

Course content will include harmony and harmonic analysis, melodic and rhythmic structure, part-writing, formal analysis, score reading, and a music history overview. Personal musical skills will be developed daily through ear-training, dictation and sight-singing. Although keyboard skills are not required, they are beneficial and should be developed during the term of the class.

Semester 1: The Rudiments of Music and Elementary Counterpoint

  • Staff, Clefs, Pitches
  • Beat, Meter and Rhythm
  • Scales, Keys and Intervals
  • Triads and Chords
  • Roman Numeral Analysis
  • Introduction to Two-Voice Counterpoint

Semester 2: Basics of Harmony, Phrase Structure and Form

  • Scoring and Transposition
  • The Phrase Model
  • Melodic, Harmonic and Rhythmic Embellishment
  • Chorale Harmonization and Voice-Leading Procedures
  • Figured Bass Realization
  • Harmonic Expansions and Progressions
  • Formal Analysis
  • Phrase Structure

Learning Targets:

  1. Composition: Synthesize and apply knowledge of rudimentary musical materials to the construction of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
  2. Analysis: Deconstruct the elements of a piece of music in order to become more aware of the elements out of which it is composed and how they are connected to one another.
  3. Aural Awareness: Discern between various aural stimuli in order to develop a practical understanding of the rudimentary aspects of music theory in an application-based context.

Prerequisites:

None

Length:

Full Year

Grades:

9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade

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