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MUSC 1612

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 2
Course Title Music Theory II
Prerequisite(s) MUSC 1611 with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s) MUSC 1607 and MUSC 1622
Catalog Description
This course is a continuation of MUSC 1611. Topics covered include non-chord tones, first and second inversion of triads, intermediate voice leading and harmonization using diatonic seventh chords and non-chord tones, with the introduction of basic formal (phrase and period structure) analysis of binary and ternary forms in simple piano works and chorale examples. Keyboard harmony skills parallel these topics.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify simple formal structures involving the phrase and period with additional harmonic elements such as cadence and non-chord tones
2. Compose and analyze four-part chorales using seventh chords and non-chord tones
3. Analyze short piano compositions in binary and ternary forms
4. Perform at the keyboard:
o Written transcriptions in all keys and transpose at sight Minor scales, triads and arpeggios hands separately Harmonize melodies in march, waltz and Alberti bass styles with root and inverted position chords
o Selected cadences in three chord positions
o Realize selected figured bass examples

General Education Outcomes
A student who completes Theory II will be able to
1. Identify and notate:
· Simple formal structures involving phrases, cadences and periods
· Non-chord tones
· Four-part chorales using seventh chords and non-chord tones
· Figured bass examples
2. Analyze:
· Simple formal structures involving phrases, cadences and periods
· Simple binary and ternary piano compositions
· Four-part chorales using seventh chords and non-chord tones
3. Perform:
· Harmonizations and transpositions of simple melodies
· Figured bass realizations
· Selected accompaniment styles
· Selected cadence patterns
4. Recognize, identify and correct errors in item examples of all theory content areas.

Course Content
1. Identify simple formal structures involving the phrase and period with additional harmonic elements such as cadence and non-chord tones
2. Compose and analyze four-part chorales using seventh chords and non-chord tones
3. Analyze short piano compositions in binary and ternary forms
4. Perform at the keyboard:
  Written transcriptions in all keys and transpose at sight Minor scales, triads and arpeggios hands separately Harmonize melodies in march, waltz and Alberti bass styles with root and inverted position chords
  Selected cadences in three chord positions
  Realize selected figured bass examples

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
1. COURSE GRADE
· Quizzes
· Completion of Written Assignments
· Completion of CAI components
· Final Exam
2. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Successful performance in the next course of the four semester sequence is reflected in the skill attained in MUSC 1611 In the last course of the four semester sequence a "Junior Entrance Level" theory test is given to assess overall knowledge and understanding attained from the Music Theory sequence.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Evaluation of test results:
· Reveals content areas that need revision, addition to, or deletion from the four semester sequence
· Identifies content areas that are problematic in regard to student comprehension and retention
· Encourages communication with senior institutions regarding content areas and levels of diff~culty expected for admission

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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