University of South Carolina
School of Music

Music Theory I

Summer 2023

MUSC 115 | Blackboard | E-Book

C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
2. Harmonic Schemas
in Popular Music
3. Diatonic Harmony
4. Sentences & Periods
5. Form in Popular Music
Online Resources

Open Music Theory

On Music Dictionary


Welcome to MUSC 115!

This course will be offered: Summer 2023, 3-Week Session III (3S5)
June 19 - July 7, MTW: 12:20-3:50 pm, B3WEB

Course Documents

  1. Syllabus (pdf) Updated icon
  2. Bibliography

Required Textbook (Open Access)

Open Music Theory, Version 2 {OMT2} (Gotham, et al. 2020)


See Blackboard

Course Materials

  1. Digital Anthology
  2. Music Notation

Composition/Analysis Projects

  1. Chord Loop Project
  2. Melody Harmonization Project
  3. Form Project

Online Resources

  1. Computer-Assisted Instruction
  2. Calculators


Adams, Ricci. 2023. ( Available online at: <>.

Alvira, José Rodríguez. 2023 Teoria. Available online: <>.

Feezell, Mark. 2010. Available online at: <>.

Gotham, Mark, et al. 2020. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT2). Viva Press Publishing. Available online at: <>.

Hutchinson, Robert. 2017. Music Theory for the 21st Classroom. Available online at: <>.

Mount, Andre with Lee Rothfarb. 2020. Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music. Available online: <>.

Updated: May 24, 2023

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music