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Madison Metropolitan School District

AP Music Theory

MUS4090

Music Theory is a year-long course offered to students with substantial musical backgrounds (either formal, notation-based training, or significant amounts of self-taught or “by ear” knowledge) who wish to become more familiar with musical structure, language, and notation; and/or to advance personal musicianship and prepare for college study or the AP Music Theory test. The course includes: introduction/review in the fundamentals and materials of music (notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and texture); substantial amounts of ear training, arranging and composition; harmonic and formal analysis of both Classical and Pop/Jazz works; and ample opportunities for students to explore music of their own choosing.

The course includes: introduction/review in the fundamentals and materials of music (notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and texture); substantial amounts of ear training, arranging and composition; harmonic and formal analysis of both Classical and Pop/Jazz works; and ample opportunities for students to explore music of their own choosing.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: MUS4090
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Elective