Master Course Outline
MUSC& 241
Music Theory IV


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The study of music logic, music theory, is intended to complement the musical intuition most vocalists and instrumentalists already have. Music is a complex and highly organized art, whether it is a Mozart concerto or a jazz improvisation. While providing a rational knowledge of music through the study of singing, a study of music theory interacts with the musician?s intuition, bringing a deeper understanding and appreciation of music. All students will learn to apply their knowledge to the keyboard in a basic though useful way. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSC& 143 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe concepts of consonance and dissonance in late Renaissance polyphony.
  • Describe and demonstrate compositional techniques of counterpoint in 18th century two-part inventions.
  • Identify aurally and analyze the exposition of a four-voice fugue.
  • Compose the exposition of a four-voice fugue.
  • Define, aurally identify, and analyze music in regards to chromatic harmonies of borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6th chords and augmented 6th chords.
  • Compose basic four-part SATB exercises employing borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6th chords, and augmented 6th chords.

  • Course Topics
  • The Renaissance and Baroque periods:
    • Late Renaissance polyphony.
    • Two-voice 18th-century counterpoint.
    • Fugue.
  • Chromatic harmony:
    • Borrowed chords.
    • Neapolitan 6th chords.
    • Augmented 6th chords.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 241
    Spring 2016
    7602
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 241
    Fall 2014
    0887
    Thomas Simon


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.