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Course Name: Music Theory II
Course Number: MUS 130
Course Objectives:
  • Construct secondary function chords in music notation from Roman numerals and figures.
  • MUS 3B students will be able to analyze a short passage of Classical or Romantic era piano repertoire for harmony and non-chord tones. This passage will incorporate secondary chromaticism and a common chord modulation to the dominant or mediant.
  • MUS 3B students will be able to realize a chromatic figured bass and analyze its figures for harmony (using Roman numerals). This figured bass may include triadic, seventh chord and single suspension figures in any inversion; it may use diatonic and secondary function chords.
  • Students will be able to spell secondary function chords.
  • Realize in three or four parts a figured bass that employs chromatic chords with a secondary function, with or without sevenths and in any bass position; and 2-3, 4-3, 7-6 and 9-8 suspensions, single or double.
  • Harmonize in three or four parts a chorale tune using chromatic chords with a secondary function in modulating and non-modulating progressions.
  • Compose music in three and four parts from Roman numerals, outer voices with Roman numerals, basses with Roman numerals, sopranos with Roman numerals and unfigured outer voices using chords with a secondary function and modulation.
  • Compose parallel modulating, parallel non-modulating, contrasting modulating and contrasting non-modulating periods in unembellished SAB or SATB format.
  • Compose a rounded binary in unembellished SAB or SATB format.
  • Embellish SAB or SATB reductions in a classical style.
  • Analyze a chromatic figured bass for harmony using Roman numerals and bass position symbols.
  • Analyze, using Roman numerals and bass position figures, keyboard music employing secondary function chords, common chord modulations, phrase modulations, sequential modulations and non-chord tones
  • Recognize, identify and diagram period, binary and ternary forms.
  • Identify by ear themes and variations chosen at random from an assigned listening list.