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MUSC& 243 - Music Theory VI

5.0 Credits
Tonal harmony in the late nineteenth century and an introduction to twentieth century practices. Continuation of form in music, with advanced project in composition and analysis. Aural skills include extended chords, and advanced melodic and harmonic dictation.
Prerequisite MUSC& 242 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. Analyze musical excerpts from the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
  2. Identify various common scale usages, chord structures, and metric considerations of twentieth century music.
  3. Compose short pieces incorporating the following: bitonality; pandiatonicism; secundal, quartal, and/or quintal harmony; twelve-tone technique; asymmetric meter, mixed meter, and/or metric modulation.
  4. Use pitch class set theory to notate the normal order, the normal order of the inversion, the best normal order, and the prime form for any group of pitches.
  5. Analyze musical excerpts composed with twelve-tone technique.
  6. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: modes of major and minor keys in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; syncopation, tuplets, changing time signatures, hemiola, and less common time signatures; extended chromaticism, remote modulation, and nontonal lines.

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