- Intervals, scales, keys
- Major-minor system
- Other scales
- Extended chords
- Other chords
- Chord Symbols
- Jazz / pop
- Roman numeral
- Other - Nashville, etc.
- Folk traditions (diatonic)
- Pop traditions (diatonic / chromatic)
- Phrase constructions
- Refrain forms
- Sectional forms
- 12-bar Blues
- 16-bar folk songs
- Popular American 32-bar forms
- Writing charts for a small ensemble
- Basic instrumentation
Lecture and practical demonstration
Quizzes (minimum of 4)
|Assignments (minimum of 2)||30%|
|In-class work (presentations, demonstrations, participation)||10%|
At the end of the course, the successful student will be able to:
- Understand and apply the core theoretical concepts used to create the characteristic sounds in popular music.
- Compose short examples within various idioms.
- Create simple charts, scores and parts.
- Gain valuable insight into the idiomatic practices of popular music.
The instructor may assign a textbook such as:
Harrison, Mark. Contemporary Music Theory - Level One: A Complete Harmony and Theory Method for the Pop and Jazz Musician, Hal Leonard, current edition.
Music Technology Diploma program entrance or permission of instructor
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX HUMN 1XX (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU MUSI 2XX (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||No credit||2016/05/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MUSI 3550 (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ARTS 1XXX (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|Northern Lights College (NLC)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||DOUG MUSC 1176 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1276 (3) = SFU CA 142 (3) & SFU CA 149 (3)||2016/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||DOUG MUSC 1176 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1276 (3) = SFU CA 142 (3) & SFU CA 249 (3)||2017/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CA 1XX (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU MUSI 100 (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO MUSC 1st (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||DOUG MUSC 1176 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1276 (3) = UBCO MUSC 103 (3) & UBCO MUSC 115 (3)||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit||2016/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MUS 1XX (1.5)||2016/09/01 to -|