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MUSC%26 143
Music Theory III


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

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 jack improvisation. While providing a rational knowledge of music through the study of basic musical concepts and terminology, including analysis, composition, ear-training and sight 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& 141 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Critically analyze music with increasing mastery.
  • Recognize aurally and notate all seventh chords.
  • Demonstrate harmonic progression, aurally and notationally.
  • Analyze and notate tonicization and modulation of chords.
  • Analyze through-composed musical scores as well as jazz-based lead sheets.
  • Perform piano improvisations employing basic harmonic progressions, scales, and modes.

  • Course Topics
  • The Structural Elements of Music:
    • Advanced harmonic progression
    • Seventh chords: dominant, leading-tone, non-dominant
    • Secondary dominant and leading-tone chords
    • Modulation
    • Formal structures
    • Musical analysis

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 143
    Spring 2017
    7601
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 143
    Spring 2016
    7601
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 143
    Spring 2015
    0894
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 143
    Spring 2014
    0894
    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.