Preparing to be a Music Major
Preparing to be a Music Major:
The EKU School of Music does not currently have a placement exam for Music Theory. All incoming majors and minors will be enrolled in Applied Music Theory I (MUS 117). Although this course includes a review of the fundamentals of music, it is highly recommended that incoming students make every effort to familiarize themselves with the basic materials of music before beginning their university studies.
Students should be prepared to do the following:
Identify and work with the following clefs: treble, bass, grand staff
Identify and work with all major and minor key signatures
Identify and work with all major scales
Identify and work with all natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales
Identify and work with simple intervals
Spell and identify the following chords: major, minor, diminished, augmented, dominant 7th
Identify basic note and rest values and work with rhythmic values in both simple and compound meters
Identify pitches on the piano keyboard
- Burnstein & Stauss, Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, 2nd edition, New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2019.