Introduction to Music Theory Through Music Software and Digital Audio Workspaces

MUSIC 161-2

This introductory course covers the fundamentals of music theory and music literacy through music software and digital audio workspaces like Ableton Live, Logic, Garage Band, and ProTools. Topics include major and minor scales, modes, keys, time signatures, meter, intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversions, basic application of Roman numeral harmonic analysis, and form. Students create short electronic compositions that employ the theoretical concepts explored in the class. Other topics include exploration of popular and classical idioms and the development of basic aural skills.


Instructor: various. For questions about the course, please contact the Coordinator of Music Theory, Nicholas Stoia, .

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring