Course Abstract Details

MUSIC-111, Theory of Music 2

Credits: 3

Course Description

MUSIC-111, Theory of Music 2, encompasses a study of diatonic harmony as it pertains to all styles of music. Topics include four part writing in all inversions, cadences, phrases, periods and nonchord tones. It is recommended that students planning to transfer to a music program at a four-year college/university concurrently enroll in MUSIC-113 and MUSIC-115. Prerequisite: MUSIC-110 or program advisor approval. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. Compose four part harmonic progressions using triads in all in versions (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

2. Identify and construct all cadences. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Identify and construct all phrases. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Identify and construct all periods. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

5. Identify and construct all nonchord tones. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

6. Identify and construct diatonic seventh chords. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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