Keyboard Harmony I

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Course Description:
A course designed to closely parallel the musical development encountered in MUT 1111. Some topics to be covered include a study of basic chord settings, figured bass and melody harmonization. Improvisation is encountered in each of the specific class assignments.


Course Details


 Must be scheduled concurrently with MUT 1111 or with consent of department.  



Dr. Josh Martin
Office: H125


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Instructional materials, including music literature appropriate to the level of the student, will be provided on an individual basis.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5: Humanities

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.

Mu-1 Create new works of music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Use all major and minor keys. H3 Behavioral Observation, Final Exam, Tests, Homework, Judged Performance, Skills Performance
Use all major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords. H3  
Create a variety of accompaniment styles. H3, Mu1  
Improvise harmonies under a given melody. H3, Mu1  
Improvise in ensemble with other students. H3, Mu1  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will provide instruction in basic chord settings, figured bass and melody harmonization via a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, collaboration, and out-of-class assignments. The instructor will monitor individual progress, and group experiences will be a feature of each class period. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on written assignments, exams, judged proficiency, and a final exam.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate in discussions and be focused in class
  • Complete all written assignments, quizzes and final exam.
  • Turn in assignments on time

Make‑up work is the responsibility of the student, as covered in the instructor’s First Day Handout.


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