AP Music Theory
Advanced Placement Music Theory is an in-depth study of the structure of music as it relates to musical notation, melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, and texture. Students must be prepared to study all major/minor scales and modes including all key signatures. In addition, students will apply themselves to analysis of musical scores identifying harmonic intervals, chord structure, chord inversions and chord progressions. Basic chord progressions and voice leading will be played by students on the piano and students will learn sight-singing, dictation and other ear training skills. Students will apply their knowledge by writing a musical score for a small ensemble of instruments or voices and also write an exposition of a fugue. The Advanced Placement exam will be offered.