2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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MUSC& 241 - Music Theory IV

5.0 Credits
Introduction of binary or ternary forms. Aural skills include compound intervals, advanced scales and seventh chords, melodic dictation with chromatic tones, and harmonic dictation with secondary functions.
Prerequisite MUSC& 143 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. Spell and recognize secondary dominant and secondary leading tone chords in any key.
  2. Analyze musical excerpts that include any of the following types of modulation: Common chord modulation (diatonic common chords); altered chords as common chords; sequential modulation; modulation by common tone; monophonic modulation; direct modulation.
  3. Provide formal analysis of musical excerpts in binary, ternary, and sonata allegro forms.
  4. Write and analyze in 4-part chorale style using diatonic triads, seventh chords, secondary functions, and modulation.
  5. Analyze and realize (in four parts) figured bass lines incorporating diatonic triads and seventh chords, secondary functions, and modulation.
  6. Identify and notate the following by ear: compound melodic Intervals; whole tone, pentatonic, and octatonic scales; any type of seventh chord; melodic dictation (melodies with some chromatic tones); harmonic dictation (progressions of nine diatonic chords in major and minor keys; progressions of six chords in major and minor including secondary functions).
  7. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: subdivision of the beat in simple and compound time signatures; major and minor keys; treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad, the dominant triad, and the dominant seventh chord; chromatic non-chord tones, V/V harmony, and modulation to the key of the dominant.
  8. Play the following on piano: all types of seventh chords in root position (from any given root); all scales covered in ear training (from any given tonic); secondary dominant and secondary leading tone chords in any key; all part-writing assignments.

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