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AP Music Theory


Spring 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022 – Friday, May 13, 2022

Matt Hanne

The Independent School


Introduction to Music Theory or the instructor’s permission


Advanced Placement

In this course, students will learn to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. We address fundamental aural, analytical, and compositional skills using both listening and written exercises. Building on this foundation, we progress to include more creative tasks, such as the harmonization of a melody by selecting appropriate chords, composing a musical bass line to provide two-voice counterpoint, and the realization of figured-bass notation. This course covers music terminology, complex notational skills, basic compositional skills, musical analysis, and aural skills. On successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit the AP Music Theory exam.


Subject Area



Advanced Placement