Course Abstract Details

MUSIC-211, Theory of Music 4

Credits: 3

Course Description

MUSIC-211, Theory of Music 4, encompasses a study of advanced chromatic harmony and 20th century music. Topics include mode mixture, neapolitan chords, augmented 6th chords and post tonal theory. It is recommended that students planning to transfer to a music program at a four-year college/university concurrently enroll in MUSIC-213 and MUSIC-215. Prerequisite: MUSIC-210. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  

1. Describe the functions of advanced chromatic harmony (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

2. Compose 4-part choral compositions using borrowed harmony, Neapolitan chords, and augmented 6th chords. (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Analyze compositions for elements of advanced chromatic harmony (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Construct Neapolitan and augmented 6th chords (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

5. Describe the elements of tertian harmony (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

6. Create simple compositions using the diatonic modes (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

7. Describe harmonic systems other than diatonic (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

8. Compose using the atonal theory (GE 1, GE 2, GE 3, GE 5, PG 3) 

9. Compose using 12-tone serialism (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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