Music Theory II
Continuation of MUSC& 131 with emphasis on harmonic analysis and four-part writing. 3 lecture hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 122 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: MUSC& 121; MUSC& 131.
The goals of this course are to improve students’ performance in the following areas:
- Comprehend elementary note reading, rhythm reading, keyboard identification, interval identification, chord building, scale building, cadence identification, and conventional part-writing procedures for tonic, dominant and subdominant triads.
- Analyze and synthesize the above mentioned elements of music.
- Think critically about the elements of music.
- Work with other classmates to solve harmonizing and voicing problems.
- Think critically about analytical issues in music and about one’s own responses.
- Develop essays from critical and analytical responses to the text and to class discussions as well as outside research.
- Analyze and synthesize ideas from listening to live performances. Develop critical and analytical responses to those performances.