• Brandon Kiesgen

    Circle of Fifths
    Advanced Placement Programs consist of college-level courses and exams designed for highly motivated students in secondary schools. The Music Theory AP course is an introduction to musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. It integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, history and style. Aural musicianship skills such as dictation, sight-singing, and written skills such as keyboard harmony are considered an important part of this course. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental to this course. Students will also work with music notation software. The goal of the AP Music Theory course is to develop the student’s ability to recognize, understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music. To achieve this goal, the following skills will be developed:
    aural skills listening exercises
    sight-singing skills performance exercises
    written skills through written exercises
    compositional skills creative exercises
    analytical skills analytical exercises

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