Courses & Units

Foundation Theory FCG120


Subject to enrolment quota


Introduces the fundamentals of music theory. Recognition of notes in four clefs, key signatures, intervals, chords and tonal harmony, simple and compound rhythmic concepts as well as an introduction to simple diatonic voice-leading are the fundamentals covered in this unit. It introduces students to elements of theory that will allow for further advanced study of the development of tonal and non-tonal theory in Western music.


Unit name Foundation Theory
Unit code FCG120
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

Dr Maria Grenfell or Casual Staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

8 x 2 hr workshops


Exercises on material covered in lectures: 40%, Final exam: 60%

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Benward and Saker, Music in Theory and Practice, vol. 1. McGraw-Hill.

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