THEORY OF MUSIC I
Oklahoma State University Fall Semester, 2010
Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert
Office: SCPA 004
OFFICE HOURS will be Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
I am also available by
CLASS: MWF 10:30-11:20, SCPA 123
M 1:30-1:55, SCPA 124
M 1:55-2:20, SCPA 124
T 12:30-12:55, SCPA 124
T 12:55-1:20, SCPA 124
T 1:30-1:55, SCPA 124
W 2:55-3:20, SCPA 124
W 3:30-3:55, SCPA 124
R 12:30-12:55, SCPA 124
The required text for the course is
ed., by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy
You will also be required to have the corresponding workbook and CDs as well as
8 ½ x 11 inch manuscript paper and pencils.
Assignments and other information packets will be available on
the D2L Course Site for you to print. Often, I will present assignments to you electronically.
Suggested Reference Texts:
Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin,
The Musician’s Guide to Theory and
ed., W. W. Norton, 2010.
The Complete Musician
ed., Oxford, 2008.
(There are many excellent text books for music theory.
Please contact me should you wish to obtain
other reference texts).
MUSIC 1533 (MUSIC THEORY I): Music Theory I will initially devote attention to the basic facets of
music notation and music language.
When those elements are mastered, we will begin to learn the technical
tools of the art of music and the broader concepts that govern them. By the end of semester, we will have
learned the basic elements of harmonic function and be prepared to begin part writing.
KEYBOARD LAB: All students in Music 1533 are
to be enrolled in a Music 1533 keyboard
lab, meeting for one 25-minute session each week beginning with week 2.
The course spans the entire semester and is designed to function
continuously through a four semester sequence.
You will be given regular written assignments throughout the
These written assignments (homework) may be done individually or in groups of two to four members.
If you opt to work in a group, each member who contributes to the assignment must sign his/her name on the