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MUS 129 - Music Theory and Analysis 2


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MUS 128  
Co-requisites: MUS 138  recommended

Description
This course builds upon the written music theory skills developed in Music Theory and Analysis 1. It covers the fundamentals of diatonic harmony through part writing and analysis of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantics eras. The relationship between harmonic and melodic content is emphasized.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss musical concepts using the standard terminology of the Western art music tradition.
  2. Demonstrate complete facility in the major and minor system of keys used in the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods of Western art music.
  3. Identify the musical symbols used to indicate pitch in the treble, bass, alto and tenor clefs.
  4. Identify the musical symbols used to indicate rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meters.
  5. Write intervals, triads and seventh chords.
  6. Compose four-part textures that are consistent with the conventions of four-part chorale-style writing.
  7. Employ Roman numeral analysis techniques to analyze music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras.
  8. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of jazz/pop harmonic notation.
Listed Topics
  1. Treble, bass, alto and tenor clefs
  2. Intervals, triads and seventh chords
  3. Roman numeral analysis
  4. Lead sheet notation
  5. Part writing
  6. Simple and compound meters
Reference Materials
Textbook, CDs, sheet music, internet
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014


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