Theory III Syllabus-Sp19.doc - MUSC 371 Music Theory III Spring Semester 2019 Prerequisites Passing grade in MUSC 271 Instructor Dr Brandon Derfler

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MUSC 371 Music Theory III Spring Semester 2019 Prerequisites: Passing grade in MUSC 271 Instructor: Dr. Brandon Derfler Phone: 801.832.2441 E-mail: [email protected] Office: Jewett Center “I” Office Hours: M 8:00–9:30; W 2:00–5:30 Course Website: see Canvas Class Times: M, W 10:00–11:15 Class Location: Jewett Center, Room MUSTCH Required Texts: (Available at Bookstore) 1) Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, Tonal Harmony , 8 th ed. 2) Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, Workbook for Tonal Harmony , 8 th ed. In addition to the textbook and workbook, please bring to every class: music staff paper, regular notebook paper, pencil(s) and eraser. Course Description and Learning Goals: In MUSC 371 we will explore chromatic harmony in the 18 th and 19 th centuries while examining some of the principal formal structures of tonal music. Topics will include secondary functions, modulation, and advanced chromaticism through the end of the common-practice period. This course partially satisfies requirements for the following college-wide learning goals: Critical thinking Creativity The intent of the course is for you to achieve the following learning outcomes: To gain a greater understanding of 18 th - and 19 th -century harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic practice, including an advanced chordal vocabulary and the relationship of localized chord progressions to large-scale key areas. To become proficient in the analysis of chromatic tonal music, including basic formal analysis examining the relationship of motive to overall form. To learn the terminology and symbols used in harmonic analysis and practice. To compose four-part writing assignments that follow the rules of voice leading, as well as some simple free composition assignments where creativity is highly valued. To be able to critically examine part-writing exercises for improvement in a collaborative environment. To use critical thinking skills to overcome part-writing and analytical dilemmas. To develop a broader appreciation for the musical vocabulary used in compositions from various style periods. To find ways in which music theoretic concepts inform your music-making activities. Your responsibilities (other than showing up for lectures each day) are homework assignments (including
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analyses and part-writing exercises), in-class quizzes, a midterm analysis project and a final examination.
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