2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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MUSC& 143 - Music Theory III

5.0 Credits
The dominant seventh, diatonic seventh chords, and non-chord tones are added to part writing. Ear training includes inverted seventh chords, triads in four parts, and continued melodic and harmonic dictation. Study of secondary functions and modulation.
Prerequisite MUSC& 142 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write in 4-part chorale style using diatonic triads and seventh chords in root position and any inversion.
  2. Analyze 4-part chorale style writing, and locate spelling, spacing, doubling and voice-leading errors.
  3. Analyze and realize figured bass lines incorporating diatonic triads and seventh chords in root positions and any inversion.
  4. Add and label non-chord tones to a 4-part chorale.
  5. Identify and notate the following by ear: triads in four parts (any inversion); five types of seventh chords in any inversion; melodic dictation (longer diatonic melodies with more and larger skips); harmonic dictation (progressions of three and six diatonic chords in major and minor keys; notation of soprano, bass, and roman numerals).
  6. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: simple and compound time signatures; major and minor keys in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad, the dominant triad, and the dominant seventh chord.
  7. Play the following on piano: five types of seventh chords in any inversion; scales and modes; diatonic triads and seventh chords in major and minor, all part-writing assignments.

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