MUSC 112 First-Year Theory III • 5 Cr.
Third 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 111 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Create original comps and harmonizations that use all seven diatonic chords in class and in assigned exercises.
- Create harmonizations that utilize the Deceptive Resolution/cadence in class and in exercises.
- Create harmonizations that use both primary and secondary 7th chords integrating this into in-class and take-home exercises, as well as quarter compositions.
- Analyze and create compositions the utilize a Melodic Sequence as a construction idiom both in class and in assigned exercises.
- Create harmonizations that borrow variant chords from related scales, then integrate them into in-class and take-home exercises, as well as quarter compositions.
- Create harmonizations that modulate between closely related keys via common chord in class and in assigned exercises.
- Integrate all of above into an original composition built from a poem and written in choral voicing to be performed at quarter's end.
- Sight-singing / Ear-Training students will be able to:
- Transcribe rhythms using 16th notes and rests, and triplets in all meter signatures writing both notation and counting.
- Transcribe melodies of simple rhythms by ear into both rhythmic and melodic analysis.
- Identify all simple intervals up or down, including Augmented 4ths, by ear in class.
- Sight-read melodies to 4-part pieces through Unit 6 of Sightsinging Complete.
- Sight-read and count all rhythms in Sightsinging Complete.
- Identify Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished triads by ear in class.
- Complete Music Lab (Level 20) and Rhythmaticity programs (Level 30) in Music Lab