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MFun Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Meter

  • Pulse
  • Meter
  • Division of the Span between Beats
  • Counting Syllables
  • Rhythm
  • Note Values
  • Rhythm and Meter Combined

Chapter 2:  Pitch

  • What is Pitch?
  • Musicians and Pitch
  • Octave Equivalence and Pitch Class
  • Note Names
  • Contour and Pitch
  • Hearing Contour
  • The Staff
  • Clefs
  • Treble Clef
  • Bass Clef
  • Ledger Lines

Chapter 3:  Pitch and the Keyboard

  • The Keyboard
  • Register
  • Introduction to Half Steps
  • Accidentals
  • Diatonic and Chromatic Half Steps
  • Whole Steps

Chapter 4:  Rhythm and Meter

  • Introduction to Time Signatures
  • Simple Duple
  • Simple Triple
  • Simple Quadruple
  • Compound Meters
  • Compound Duple
  • Compound Triple
  • Compound Quadruple
  • Time Signatures Summary
  • Time Signatures and Tempo
  • Subdivisions of the Span between Beats
  • Notating Rhythms
  • Imagining Rhythm

Chapter 5:  Major Scales and Keys

  • What is a Scale?
  • Diatonic Collections
  • The Major Scale
  • Labeling Scale Degrees in Major
  • Scale Degree Function in Major
  • The Tritone
  • Key Signatures
  • Order of Flats and Sharps

Chapter 6:  Minor Scales and Keys

  • Natural Minor Scales
  • Key Signatures (Relative Major and Minor)
  • Parallel Minor and Major
  • Scale Degree Function in Minor
  • The "Three Forms" of the Minor Scale
  • The Tritone in Minor

Analytical Interlude:  Melody

  • Melody
  • Phrase
  • Phrase Analysis
  • Melodic Cadence and Key
  • Composing Melodies

Chapter 7:  Intervals

  • Intervals
  • Interval Quantity
  • Interval Quality
  • Perfect Intervals
  • Inverting Intervals
  • Imperfect Intervals
  • Dissonant Intervals

Chapter 8:  Triads I

  • Introduction to Triads
  • Triads in Music
  • Triad Quality
  • Triads in Major Keys
  • Triads in Minor Keys

Chapter 9:  Triads II

  • Position of Triads
  • Triads in Music
    • Vocal Style (SATB)
    • Doubling
  • Spacing

Chapter 10:  Seventh Chords

  • Seventh Chord Qualities
  • Inversions of Seventh Chords
  • Doubling and Spacing

Chapter 11:  Introduction to Part Writing

  • Harmonic Syntax
  • Part Writing
  • Root Movement by Thirds
  • Root Movement by Fourths/Fifths
  • Root Movement by Seconds
  • Cadences Revisited