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Music Theory 1,2 AP (HP) (5373, 5374)


Grade Range:
 Ability to read and write musical notation; recommendation by teacher and counselor
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f (visual and performing arts)
Course Description:

This course is for students who wish to pursue a college-level study of theory. Frequent homework assignments are to be expected. The course helps prepare students for the AP examination. Students will learn to identify and use the standard vocabulary and language of music at an advanced level, particularly rhythm, melodic line, harmonic content, and musical structure.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Kostka, Payne, Almen, Tonal Harmony, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2018
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.