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MUSC 2613

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Credit Hours   2   
Course Title   Music Theory III   
Prerequisite(s)   MUSC 1612 with a "C" or better   
Corequisite(s)   MUSC 1607 and MUSC 2623   
Catalog Description   
This course is a continuation of MUSC 1612. Topics covered include secondary functions, modulation to closely related keys, advanced voice leading, analysis of Bach chorales, modes, borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords, augmented sixth chords, altered dominants, and ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords. The sonata-allegro form will be introduced and its analysis in early works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Additional form study includes the analysis of rondo, scherzo, minuet-trio, and simple song forms as well as the continuation of analysis of the Bach chorale style. Keyboard harmony skills parallel these topics.

Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course the students will be able to:
1. Expand their harmonic vocabulary in four-part analysis and composition through the addition of modulations to other keys and chromatic and secondary function chords.
2. Analyze shorter Sonata-Allegro movements of piano works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and more chromatic Bach Chorales.
3. Analyze the basic classical period forms in piano compositions [Rondo, Scherzo, Minuet-Trio, and simple song forms].
General Education Outcomes   
A student who completes Theory III will be able to
1.    Identify and notate:
§ All diatonic seventh chords
§ Non-chord tones, diatonic and chromatic
§ All foreign chords (Secondary function/Neapolitan/Augmented Sixth)
§ Modulations
2.    Analyze:
§ Sonata-Allegro form
§ Rondo, Scherzo and Minuet-Trio
§ Four-part chorales with seventh chords, foreign chords and non-chord tones
§ Simple Song forms
3.    Perform:
§ Harmonizations and transpositions of simple melodies
§ Figured bass realizations
§ Selected accompaniment styles
§ Selected cadence patterns
Course Content   
Secondary Functions [Chromaticism and Altered Chords, Secondary Dominants and Leading-Tone Chords], Modulation Using Diatonic Common Chords, Other Modulations
Techniques, Binary and ternary Forms, Introduction to the Sonata-Allegro form,
Mode Mixture [Borrowed Chords], Neapolitan Chord, and Augmented Sixth Chords.
Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
· Quizzes
· Completion of Written Assignments
· Completion of CAI components
· Final Exam (Written and Keyboard Harmony)
· 70% from the written area and 30% from the keyboard harmony area
§ Successful performance in the next course of the four semester sequence is reflected in the skill attained in MUSC 2613
§ 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.
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 difficulty expected for admission
Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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