Theory and Analysis|
This course extends and continues the theory taught in MUSC 201. It begins with reviewing diatonic harmony and voice leading, and then goes on to introduce chromaticism on the topics of secondary dominants, secondary leading-tone chord, modal mixture, and augmented sixth chords. In addition, MUSC 202 also discusses the issue of the relationships between musical form and phrase structure. The discussion covers a wide range of forms, including simple/composite part-forms, rondo, variation, and sonata forms. In the end of this course, the student will understand how a composer masterfully synthesizes various musical elements to articulate the formal design of his/her composition. Similar to MUSC 103 & 201, this learning sequence in music theory is closely associated with that of aural, oral, and basic keyboard skills. Based on this curriculum, the student can learn musical structure through multiple perspectives of theory, hearing, singing, and performing.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, TONAL HARMONY (7th ed., 2013).
Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, WORKBOOK FOR TONAL HARMONY (7th ed., 2013).
Robert Ottman and Nancy Rogers, MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING (8th ed., 2011).
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly exercises, two music analysis papers, midterm, and a model composition.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students with an AP score of 4 or 5 in music theory should consult with the instructor regarding placement in MUSC 201 or 202.
|Instructor(s): Wu,Daniel Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 1||SO: 6||FR: 3|
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