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MUSC%26 243
Music Theory VI


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& 242 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Compose an instrumental piece using extended chromatic harmonies (9th, 11th, 13th, chords, altered dominants, and chromatic mediants).
  • Define and analyze concepts of the 19th century Romantic, Post-Romantic, and Impressionism styles.
  • Define and analyze concepts of the early 20th century, twelve-tone technique and music since the mid-20th century.
  • Analyze basic modal improvisatory techniques of Jazz music.
  • Perform basic improvisations at the piano using 12-bar blues and 32-bar song forms.

  • Course Topics
  • Extended and chromatic harmony: Compositional utilization of 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, altered dominants, and chromatic mediants.
  • The 19th and 20th Centuries:
    • Romantic period.
    • Post-Romantic style.
    • Impressionism.
    • Early 20th century.
    • Twelve-tone technique.
    • Music since 1945
    • Jazz.
    • Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC& 243
    Spring 2016
    7604
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 243
    Spring 2015
    1440
    Thomas Simon
    MUSC& 243
    Spring 2014
    1440
    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.