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MUSC%26 242
Music Theory V


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 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& 241 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Orchestrate the exposition of a four-voice fugue.
  • Compose extended chorale style SATB and instrumental pieces using chromatic harmonies (borrowed, Neapolitan 6th, and augmented 6th chord).
  • Define, analyze, and aurally identify the Classical period compositional forms of theme and variation, Sonata and Rondo (including the Baroque Ritornello form).
  • Define the extended chromatic harmonies of 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, altered dominants, and chromatic mediants.
  • Analyze music in regards to these concepts of extended chromatic harmony.

  • Course Topics
  • Chromatic harmony: Compositional utilization of borrowed, Neapolitan 6th, augmented 6th chords.
  • The Classical period - form:
    • Theme and variation.
    • Sonata Allegro.
    • Rondo.
    • Extended and chromatic harmony:
      • 9th, 11th, 13th chords.
      • Altered dominants.
      • Chromatic mediants.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 242
    Spring 2016
    7603
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 242
    Winter 2015
    0865
    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.