MUSI 202 Music Theory 4*

This course is the fourth course in four-semester music theory sequence, and will cover augmented sixth chords, enharmonic spellings and modulations, and other elements of the harmonic vocabulary. Additional topics that may be studied include tonal harmony in the late nineteenth century and an introduction to twentieth-century practices.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

MUSI 201 with C or better

MUSI 202Music Theory 4*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

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 201 with C or better

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is the fourth course in four-semester music theory sequence, and will cover augmented sixth chords, enharmonic spellings and modulations, and other elements of the harmonic vocabulary. Additional topics that may be studied include tonal harmony in the late nineteenth century and an introduction to twentieth-century practices.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

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

Recognize, analyze, and/or write music that includes augmented sixth chords. 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 enharmonic reinterpretations and modulations. 6. Recognize, analyze, and/or write music that includes other elements of the harmonic vocabulary. 7. Recognize, analyze and/or write music that utilizes selected twentieth-century compositional techniques. 8. Write music in four parts with increased confidence utilizing proper voice-leading rules.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Further Elements of the Harmonic Vocabulary Tonal Harmony in the Late 19th Century 20th-Century Materials and Techniques Post-Tonal Theory New Directions (including explorations of texture, timbre and tuning; indeterminacy; minimalism; and electronic and computer music)

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