Music Theory II
Course Description:An intense study of diatonic chord progressions and voice leading, including seventh chords and non-chord tones. Included are written assignments and class drills.
Dr. Josh Martin
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Music in Theory and Practice, Bruce Benward & Marilyn Saker, 9th edition, 2014. McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780078025150.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Area 5: Humanities
College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture
H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements
H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.
Mu-1 Create new works of music
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level Student Learning Objectives||Discipline-Specific |
|Use primary and secondary triads in all inversions.||H2, H3||Quizzes, Tests, Homework, Cumulative Final, Written Assignments|
|Distinguish non-harmonic tones, triads, and seventh chords in music literature.||H2, H3|
|Compose music in 4-part harmony using voice-leading principles of the common practice period (1600-1900).||H2, H3, Mu1|
|Demonstrate proper usage of musical harmony.||H1, H2, H3|
|Analyze music literature.||H1, H2, H3|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The instructor will provide an intense study of diatonic chord progressions and voice leading, including seventh chords and non-chord tones via a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, collaboration, and out-of-class assignments. The instructor will monitor individual progress, and group experiences will be a feature of each class period. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on written assignments, projects, quizzes and exams, and a comprehensive final exam.
Students are expected to:
- Arrive to class on time
- Participate in discussions and be focused in class
- Complete all written assignments, quizzes and final exam.
- Turn in assignments on time
Make‑up work is the responsibility of the student, as covered in the instructor’s First Day Handout.
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