This course shows the “kitchen” of music. It enables students to read and understand music while offering a theoretical and practical study of the main music components: rhythm, meter, time signatures, clefs, intervals, modes, and keys. Analytical listening and sight singing are regularly used. It also introduces students to basic triads, chord progressions, and cadences, and their use in musical literature through a variety of video materials, live performances, and films. It focuses not only on classical music but also on jazz, pop, and contemporary music, allowing a comparison of the same fundamentals across different music styles. The coordination of theory and practice allows students to harmonize a melody with chords at the end of the semester.