MUSC 111 First-Year Theory II • 5 Cr.
Second of a six-course sequence in Music Theory for music majors and students who wish to compose. Students learn notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, chords, voicing, chord progression, harmony, and composition. Sight singing and ear training are also included. Prerequisite: MUSC 110 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: MUSC 110 or permission of instructor. Fee: $21.50 lab.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Create original harmonizations from given melodies or chord lines using the Tonic, Dominant, and Subdominant chords in class and in assigned exercises.
- Identify and label the seven types of non-harmonic tones in pre-written exercises.
- Create original melodies using both chord tones and non-harmonic tones that follow given guidelines for what makes a good melody.
- Create melodies that utilize the four types of cadence, being able to identify and label each.
- Create melodies that demonstrate the use of the four Phrase/Period structures in class and in exercises.
- Using the word accents found in rhyming poetry, create an original piece in choral voicing for performance by the class.
- Demonstrate understanding of musical forms by in-class exercises and the quarter composition.
- Create original harmonizations that utilize inverted chords in class and in exercises.
- Create harmonizations that use embellishing 6-4 chords in class and in exercises.
- Integrate the Supertonic triad into all harmonizations assigned.
- Sight-singing / Ear-training students will be able to:
- Transcribe rhythms using 8th notes and rests by ear writing both notation and counting.
- Transcribe more disjunct melodies by ear into degree numbers.
- Identify old intervals (P5 or less) downward, and add M6, m6, M7, m7 to the list.
- Sight-read major and minor melodies using both numbers and solfege through Unit 4 of Sightsinging Complete in class.
- Sight-read rhythms through Unit 10 of Sight-singing Complete in class.
- Complete Level 13 of Music Lab and Level 20 of Rhythmaticity i in MIDI Lab.
- Self-assign Practica Musica program for further work on weak areas.