MUSI 201 Music Theory 3*

This course is the third course in a four semester music theory sequence, and will cover secondary harmonic functions, modulations, binary and ternary forms and mode mixture. Additional topics that may be studied include Neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

MUSI 102 with a C or better

MUSI 201Music Theory 3*

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I. General Information

Department

Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Prerequisite Narrative

MUSI 102 with a C or better

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is the third course in a four semester music theory sequence, and will cover secondary harmonic functions, modulations, binary and ternary forms and mode mixture. Additional topics that may be studied include Neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Recognize, analyze, write, and resolve secondary-dominant harmonies. 2. Analyze and write music that involves modulations. 3. Analyze the structure of music in binary and ternary forms. 4. Analyze and write music that includes borrowed chords and/or modulations using mode mixture. 5. Recognize, analyze, and/or write music that includes Neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Secondary Chord Functions Modulations Using Diatonic Common Chords Other Modulatory Techniques Larger Forms Mode Mixture and the Neapolitan Chord Augmented Sixth Chords Enharmonic Spellings and Modulations

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Complete assigned exercises and music analysis assignments

Required Exams

Four exams per semester

Required Text

Kostka, Stefan, Dorothy Payne & Byron Almén – Tonal Harmony and Workbook for Tonal Harmony

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Complete assigned exercises and music analysis assignments Four exams per semester