AP Music Theory meets 8th period every day, thru the entire school year. This course is designed to prepare students for the annual AP Music Theory exam. Students in this course will become familiar with elements of music notation and terminology, chord construction, harmonic analysis utilizing Roman and Arabic numbers and figured bass, musical form and melodic construct, bass motion, simple melodic and bass composition and common practice voice leading. In addition, students will practice rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation as well as aural melodic and form analysis. Students will become familiar with Solfege, number and pitch name performance of melodic material for sight singing and analysis of musical examples. Students will also use their knowledge of music theory to create and perform their own musical examples.