Music Theory

High School

Music Theory is a semester-length fine arts elective for high school students. The course requires no prior instrumental, vocal, or music theory study. Using the piano keyboard as a visual basis for comprehension, the course materials explore the nature of music, integrating these concepts:

  • rhythm and meter
  • written music notation
  • the structure of various scale types
  • interval qualities
  • melody and harmony
  • the building of chords
  • transposition