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MUSIC THEORY

Fall 2013 - MUSC 225 Instructor, Donna A ton S!"rra #"$a%a Coll"&"

SYLLABUS & COURSE OUTLINE - DONNA AXTON - FALL 2013 - MUSC 207 Music The !" I Sie!!# Ne$#%# C &&e'e CRN (0211 C u!se C %e C u!se Ti)&e Te!* #+% Ye#! C u!se Re,e!e+ce Nu*-e! I+s)!uc) ! .h +e E*#i& O,,ice O,,ice 0 u!s C&#ss Mee)i+' Ti*e L c#)i + MUSC 207 - Section 1 Music Theory (3 credits) Fall 2013 80211 Donna !ton 77"-881-7"8# /$!t% 7"8#) da!ton&sierrane'ada%edu Da'id (all 101 Monday- )ednesday 1*00-2*00 and +y a,,oint-ent Monday. )ednesday 8*30-/*0" 1% 23 320

COURSE DESCRI.TION1 This is a 3 credit course% course 4or the -usic -inor and 4or 5uali4ied 6eneral students% 7nte6ration o4 stron6 -usic 8ritin6 and har-onic analysis s9ills throu6h the study o4 scales and -odes. har-onic and -elodic -o'e-ents. ,art 8ritin6. and 'oice leadin6% COURSE 2OALS1 (a'e a 8or9in6 9no8led6e o4 scales. tonality. 9eys. -odes% To +e a+le to transcri+e -usic 4rosound to ,a,er% To +e a+le to reco6ni:e and notate rhyth-s% To learn to thin9 consciously a+out ,atterns in -usic% To cou,le this 8ith -usical intuition so that the 9no8led6e o4 -usic theory is an enhance-ent o4 -usical e!,eriences% STUDENT OUTCOMES U,on co-,letion o4 this course. a student 8ill +e a+le to 1% 7denti4y chords. -odes. and inter'als +y si6ht and +y ear 2% )rite out an har-onic analysis o4 a diatonic -usical ,iece 3% Co-,ose the acco-,ani-ent to a -elody 8ith accurate 'oice leadin6 0% ;eco6ni:e and +e a+le to i-,le-ent cadences and nonhar-onic tones% "% Distin6uish +et8een te!ture ty,es +y ear and +y si6ht #% Co-,ose a short co-,osition in s,ecies one and t8o counter,oint 7% 3isten to and read -usic and analy:e its structure and 4orMET0ODS OF ASSESSIN2 STUDENT OUTCOMES 1% (o-e8or9 +ased on assi6ned readin6s 2% Tests and e!a-s 3% 7n-class 8ritin6 and 8or9+oo9 e!ercises 0% Class discussion and ,artici,ation

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATE2IES This class 8ill utili:e lectures. assi6ned readin6s. 8ritten assi6n-ents. co-,osin6 e!ercises. analytic e!ercises% TEXTBOO3* MUS7C in T($<;= and 2; CT7C$ +y >ruce >en8ard and Marilyn Sa9er A))e+%#+ce1 This is a hands-on as 8ell as theoretical learnin6 e!,erience% There4ore. attendance is a re5uire-ent i4 you e!,ect a 5uality educational e!,erience% $!a-s and 8ritten assi6n-ents 8ill +e +ased on 8or9 done in the classroo-% The understandin6 o4 this -aterial de,ends on a stron6 early 4oundation% There4ore it is -andatory to attend each class session% 4!i))e+ #ssi'+*e+)s1 For each class you will be assigned written exercises from the chapter we have discussed in class. These will include but not be limited to exercises from the text. Writing assignments (creative) will also be included in the assignments. The reading for the next chapter should be finished before class time. Bring any questions you have about the reading. E5#*s* -id-ter- and a 4inal 8ill test the cu-ulati'e 9no8led6e o4 the course% This can?t +e 4a9ed1 =ou 8ill +e ,re,ared 4or these e!a-s i4 you consistently study the -aterial. ,ractice the e!ercises. and do the assi6n-ents% 2RADIN2 .OLICY The ,i+#& '!#%e 6i&& -e %e)e!*i+e% #s , && 6s1 A))e+%#+ce 708 4!i))e+ #ssi'+*e+)s 308 Mi%-)e!* E5#* 198 Fi+#& E5#* 198
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T0E FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC )$$H 1 Monday . u6ust 1/ - <'er'ie8 o4 course content. acti'ities. 6oals and learnin6 o+Decti'es% ;eadin6 in class* 7ntroduction* The -aterials o4 -usic in sound and ti-e )ednesday. u6ust 21 - @otation ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 1 -,,s 1-21 )$$H 2 Monday. u6ust 28 - Scales and tonality ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 2 - ,,s% 27-38 )ednesday. u6ust 30 - Heys and Modes ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 2 - ,,s% 38-0/

)$$H Monday. Se,te-+er 2 -@< C3 SS$S I 3a+or Day )ednesday. Se,te-+er 0 - 7nter'als ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 3 - ,,s%""-#1 )$$H 0 Monday. Se,te-+er / - Trans,osition ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 3 - ,,s% #1-#7 )ednesday. Se,te-+er 11 - Chords ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 0 - ,,s% 73-77 )$$H " Monday. Se,te-+er 1# I Chord nalysis ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 0 I ,,s% 77-/0 )ednesday. Se,te-+er 18

;e'ie8STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS IN MUSIC )$$H # Monday. Se,te-+er 23 I Cadences and @on-har-onic tones ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter " - ,,s% /7-10/ )ednesday. Se,te-+er 2" ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter " - ,,s% 10/-11# )$$H 7 Monday. Se,te-+er 30I Melodic or6ani:ation ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter # - ,,s% 11/-12/ )ednesday. <cto+er 2 ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter # ,,s% 12/-13" )$$H 8 Monday. <cto+er 7 ;e'ie8 4or Midter)ednesday. <cto+er / MIDTERM )$$H / Monday. <cto+er 10- Te!ture ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 7 I ,,s% 10"-1"7 )ednesday. <cto+er 1# ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 8 I ,,s% 1#3-172 )$$H10 Monday. <cto+er 21 ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 8 - ,,s 172-183 )ednesday. <cto+er 23 I Coice leadin6 ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter / I ,,s% 1/1-200 )$$H 11 Monday. <cto+er 28 - Chorales ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter / I ,,s% 200-210 )ednesday. <cto+er 30 I (ar-onic ,ro6ression ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 10 I ,,s% 213-21/

)$$H 12 Monday. @o'e-+er 0 I (ar-onic rhyth;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 10 - ,,s% 21/-230 )ednesday. @o'e-+er # I Do-inant 7th Chord ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 11 I ,,s% 230-200 )$$H 13 Monday. @o'e-+er 11 I @< C3 SS$S I Ceterans? Day )ednesday. @o'e-+er 13I Secondary do-inants ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 10 I ,,s% 287- 2/7 )$$H 10 Monday. @o'e-+er 18 I Modulation ;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 1" - ,,s 31"-32" )ednesday. @o'e-+er 20 I >inary 4or;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 1# - ,,s% 337-307 T( @HSB7C7@B >;$ H I @o'e-+er 2"-2-/ )$$H 1" Monday. Dece-+er 2 - Ternary 4or;eadin6 due* Cha,ter 17 I ,,s% 3"3- 3#0 )ednesday. Dece-+er 0 ;e'ie8 and 8ra,-u, STUD= D = I Monday. Dece-+er / I @< C3 SS$S

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