PCC/ CCOG / MUS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 212B

Course Number:
MUS 212B
Course Title:
Music Theo II: Keybrd Harmony
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Continues development of piano keyboard skills (scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition) as they apply to principles studied in Music Theory II. Prerequisite: MUS 211B. Corequisite: MUS 212A. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Material will primarily be presented in a lecture format. Students should be given the opportunity to apply concepts covered in the lectures in a hands-on environment. Course is ideally taught in a piano lab where each student has access to a piano keyboard.

Students will be able to compose and perform examples of chromatic modulation.

Students will be able to aurally identify chromatic modulations.

Students will be able to compose and perform common cadence formulae.

Students will be able to compose and perform musical excerpts that include doubly augmented fourth chords, enharmonic diminished seventh chords and enharmonic German sixth chords as used in nineteenth century practice.

Students will be able to aurally identify doubly augmented fourth chords, enharmonic diminished seventh chords and enharmonic German sixth chords as used in the nineteenth century.

Students will be able to aurally identify examples of enharmonic chromaticisim.

Students will be able to compose and perform examples of expanded tonicization and harmonic sequence.

Students will be able to aurally identify examples of expanded tonicization and harmonic sequence.

Students will be able to compose and perform musical excerpts that employ linear harmonies according to nineteenth century practices.

Students will be able to aurally identify linear harmonies according to nineteenth century practices.

Students will be able to harmonize existing melodies using nineteenth century chromatic practices.

Outcome Assessment Strategies


The instructor should make the criteria for assigning a course grade and for evaluating student progress clear at the beginning of the term. The individual instructor will determine the methods of assessment. Assessment methods may include:

Qualitative examinations
Quantitative examinations
Aural examinations
Applied examinations
Homework assignments
Class participation
Composition projects


Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


Modulation
€¦ Modulation to closely related keys
€¦ Pivot chord modulation

€¦ Chromatic modulation
€¦ Modulation through enharmonic pivot chords
€¦ Mode mixture

Classical Style Patterns
€¦ Cadence review
€¦ The tonic/dominant axis
€¦ Alberti bass accompaniment
€¦ Developmental techniques

Nineteenth-Century Chromatic Practices
€¦ Romantic era aesthetics
€¦ The double augmented fourth chord
€¦ The enharmonic diminished seventh chord
€¦ The enharmonic German sixth chord
€¦ Expanded tonicization
€¦ Wagner's "Tristan" chord
€¦ Harmonic sequence

Linear Harmonies
€¦ Altered dominants
€¦ Chord mutation
€¦ Dominant ninth chords
€¦ Dominant thirteenth chords
€¦ The embellishing diminished seventh chord
€¦ Ninth chords

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS
The following skills are expected to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement ("C" or "Pass") of the course.

  • Compose and perform examples of modulation between remote keys using nineteenth-century practices.
  • Aurally identify examples of modulation between remote keys. Compose and perform musical excerpts employing nineteenth century enharmonic chromatic practices.
  • Aurally identify nineteenth century enharmonic chromatic harmonies.
  • Compose and perform musical excerpts employing nineteenth century expanded tonicization and harmonic sequence.
  • Aurally identify examples of expanded tonicization and harmonic sequence.
  • Compose and perform musical excerpts using nineteenth century linear harmonies.
  • Aurally identify nineteenth century linear harmonies.