MUTH 100: Fundamentals of Music Theory is an hybrid introductory theory course. All materials and tests are online. Students use an interactive e-textbook, Foundations of Music Theory: An interactive e-book, written by UTK faculty members Dr. Barbara Murphy and Dr. Brendan McConville.
Students also have a weekly help/review sessions and access to private help via teacher office hours and tutoring. The final exam is taken in person.
Undergraduate Theory and Ear Training Sequence
The Theory and Composition area is committed to helping students understand the material in all our courses. We share the following handouts and podcasts for your use:
We also like to share materials with students and teachers. Select the courses below to view some handouts, podcasts, and links that we hope may be helpful.
- Part-writing rules [PDF]
- Part-writing problems [PDF]
- Counterpoint [PDF]
- Non-chord tones [PDF]
- Melodies [PDF]
- 6/4 chords [PDF]
- Species 1 Fast Rules
- Harmony + Counterpoint: Diatonic Circle of 5ths Sequence (iTunes U)