MUSC112 Music Theory II
Department of The Arts: Music
- I. Course Number and Title
- MUSC112 Music Theory II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- MUSC111 (C or better) and by qualifying exam
- MUSC116 Ear Training II
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Music Theory II explores elements of diatonic harmony (including qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys). A continuation of Music Theory I and intended for music majors, MUSC112 must be taken in conjunction with MUSC116 Ear Training II.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
Students will be able to:
- analyze and construct diatonic harmonies using techniques of Roman Numeral harmonic analysis, figured bass, and related symbolic nomenclatures; and
- define, identify, and construct qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- define, identify, and construct 1st inversion triads, six-four chords, and leading tone triads in all major/minor keys
- demonstrate proper usage of 1st inversion triads, six-four chords, and leading tone triads via applied harmonization tasks
- examine the use of non-chord tones (passing tones, neighbor tones, escape tones, pedal tones, appoggiaturas, suspensions, retardations, and anticipations etc.) in functional harmony and practice their proper applications in part-writing tasks
- define, identify, and construct diatonic seventh chords with regard to their qualities and inversions in all major/minor keys
- practice modulation to closely-related keys in a homophonic setting
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse-specific content will be assessed via homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated), quizzes, and exams. A departmentally-generated final comprehensive examination will be administered to assess all subject matter components that are detailed in the Learning Goals for this course.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:A departmentally-selected textbook and workbook are required for this course. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 4/08; New Core 8/2015