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Music Theory 2
MUSIC THEORY 2
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 295 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Semester two of a three semester course in harmony for music majors, it focuses mainly on chromatic harmony found in the so-called Classic and Romantic periods of musical composition. While not the primary focus, it does study musical form to a limited extent.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Review of secondary dominant function and simple modulation to closely related keys; primary focus on such topics as Neapolitans, augmented sixths, mode mixture, chromatic modulation, enharmonic techniques, expanded tonal vocabulary, linear harmonies, and expanded tertian sonorities. Binary, ternary, fugue, sonata, rondo, and minuet and trio are discussed on a limited basis.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Analyze and understand usage of the above compositional techniques in actual music.
2. Apply understanding to music studied on instruments.
3. Review and reflect on Music 196.
REQUIREMENTS: The class meets three days weekly with frequent
assignments of varying length and type, with quizzes at teacher discretion and three major tests during the semester. Large analysis projects are usually included.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of first semester theory and aural skills classes with grades of C or higher.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002