AP Music Theory

Advanced Placement Music Theory is designed to help students develop fundamentals and principles of the language of common practice of music. All work in this class is geared toward student understanding of common practice theory as well as successful completion of the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam. AP Music Theory is open to any student interested in learning the principles of writing and analyzing music who is at least a junior in standing. Proficiency on a primary instrument is expected; keyboard experience is preferred.

Class is taught in a lecture/discussion setting. Students are expected to complete assignments, engage in learning activities, and demonstrate skills in the classroom. Ear training will utilize a variety of instructional techniques. Students are expected to engage in melodic and harmonic dictation, sight- reading and sight-singing exercises, scales, chords, melodies, and harmonic progressions.

EXTRA GROUP TUTORING TIMES will be hosted during the spring semester to help prepare for the AP exam and to help ensure comprehension of the years material. All students are strongly encouraged to attend, but are not required.


Weekly Lessons

MTAP Weekly Lessons
MTAP Weekly Lessons 2018-19 Spring
AP Music Theory Syllabus

AP Music Theory Syllabus

AP Music Theory (student)

Student Information

CH. 5: Principles of voice leading
Ch. 6: Root position part writing
Ch. 7: Harmonic Progression and Sequence
Ch. 8: Triads in first inversion
Ch. 9: Triads in Second Inversion
Chapter 10: Cadences, Phrases, Periods and Sentences
Chapter 11: NON CHORD TONES
Chapter 12: NON CHORD TONES 2
Chapter 13: The V7 Chord
Chapter 13: The V7 chord (part 2)
Chapter 14: II7 and VII7 Chords
Chapter 14: viio7 Chord
Chapter 15: Other Diatonic Seventh Chords
Chapter 15: I7 and III7
Chapter 16: Secondary Dom
Chapter 17 Secondary Functions 2
Chapter 18: Modulations
Chapter 19: Other Modulatory Techniques
Chapter 20: Larger Forms