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MUSC 154 - Music Theory 2A

1 Credits
Fourth module in the music theory sequence. Eighteenth century counterpoint. SATB and keyboard styles. Phrases and cadences.

Pre-requisite(s) MUSC 153

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Any student wishing to learn music theory for either improving musical performance or learning analysis.
Active Date 2013-04-15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 11 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 11
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II

Course Outline
I. 18th-century style counterpoint A. Contrapuntal motion B. chordal dissonance C. bass and melody lines II. Melodic embellishment in chorale textures III. Phrases IV. Cadences V. Connecting dominant and tonic areas

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of 18th-century counterpoint.

Create chorale textures, given a part or harmonic sequence.

Demonstrate understanding of four-part notational practices.

Create SATB and keyboard textures.

Identify the basic (tonic-dominant-tonic) phrase model.

Identify and create typical cadences.

Harmonize a basic melody using tonic and dominant chords.

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