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Musicians Institute Common Course Guide

Harmony Theory 011
(CC-011)

Basic elements of music notation: pitch, musical alphabet, staves, bar-lines, clefs, grand staff, ledger lines, accidentals
Major scales
Major key signatures
Diatonic intervals
Simple intervals
Triads: major, minor, diminished, augmented
Diatonic triads in major
Key centers
Roman numeral analysis of diatonic triads in major
Diatonic triadic chord progressions in major

Harmony Theory 021
(CC-021)

Harmonic minor
Melodic minor
Relative and parallel relationships
Natural, harmonic, and melodic diatonic harmony in triads
7th chords: major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7 flat 5, diminished 7,
Major and natural minor diatonic harmony in seventh chords
Major and minor key centers
Rhythmic notation, eighth notes and rests
Minor key signatures
Roman numeral analysis, major and natural minor diatonic harmony

Harmony Theory 101
(CC-101)

Major pentatonic scale
Minor pentatonic scale

Blues scale

Modes of the major scale

Natural minor scale

Harmonic minor scale

Melodic minor scale
Triad construction

Slash chords

Chord symbols

Extended chords

Altered chords

Other chord types and poly-chords

Inversions as slash chords

Chord progressions utilizing slash chords

Diatonic 7th chord progressions in major and natural minor

Harmony Theory 201
(CC-201)

Construction of 7th chords diatonic to the variations of natural minor: harmonic, melodic, dorian; including mi(ma7), ma7(#5), dim7
Modes of melodic minor, construction and usage: locrian #2, altered dominant, lydian dominant

Modes of harmonic minor, construction and usage: phrygian dominant

Key centers: progressions utilizing seventh chords

Roman numeral analysis, progressions utilizing seventh chords

Relative and parallel relationships

Symmetrical scales: whole tone, diminished, half/whole diminished

Secondary dominants

Ear Training 012
(CC-012)

Diatonic major scale melodies, without rhythm
Simple intervals
Triads: major, minor, diminished, augmented
Major key diatonic triad chord progressions
Eighth note rhythms
Diatonic major scale melodies, notated with rhythm

Ear Training 022
(CC-022)

The construction of triads
The construction of intervals
Diatonic triads in major

Five note major scale diatonic melodies

Melodic interval identification

Harmonic interval identification

Triad (major, minor, diminished, augmented) identification

Diatonic triadic chord progressions in major

Rhythmic notation identification

Ear Training 102
(CC-102)

Transcription of major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, and blues melodies in numbers
Blues chord progression identification

Minor scale variation identification:natural, harmonic, melodic, dorian

Diatonic 7th chord identification

Natural minor and the variations of minor diatonic harmony in triads: notation identification

Natural minor scale melody notation identification

Rhythmic identification utilizing triplet figures

Identification of major and natural minor chord progressions in diatonic 7ths

Ear Training 202
(CC-202)

Identify the correct notation: two bar sixteenth note rhythmic notation
Identify the correct notation: three bar sixteenth note rhythmic notation

Identify the correct notation: two bar melodies in major or minor utilizing 16th notes

Identify the correct notation: two bar variations of minor

Seventh chord recognition: ma7, mi7, dom7, mi7(b5), ma(ma7), dim7, ma7(#5)

Identify the correct notation: variations of minor chord progressions in diatonic triads

Rhythm Reading Workout 015
(CC-015)

Quarter and eighth notes and rests with syncopation
Sixteenth notes and rests with syncopation
Eighth, quarter, and half note triplets

Rhythm Reading Workout 025
(CC-025)

Quarter, dotted quarter, and eighth note rhythms with ties across beats and bars
Eighth, dotted eighth, and sixteenth note rhythms with ties across beats and bars

Eighth, quarter, and half note triplets with dots and ties

6/8 rhythms

Cut time rhythms