Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 233 - Music Theory III

(R only)

Study of chromatic harmony, introducing the augmented sixth chords and the Neapolitan sixth chord as well as the diatonic seventh and dominant ninth chords. Keyboard application. Study of homophonic forms through the analysis of larger works. Normally taken concurrently with MUSC 237 . PREREQUISITE(S): MUSC 191  with a grade of C or better. Three hours each week. Formerly MU 226.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Develop more fluency in the use of secondary dominants and secondary sevenths.
  • Identify and construct modulations.
  • Expand harmonic vocabulary through the use of chromatically altered chords such as the Neapolitan sixth and the family of augmented sixth chords.
  • Apply knowledge of small musical form (phrase/period level) to larger musical forms (movement/piece level).
  • Identify and employ secondary non-dominant chords.
  • Identify and analyze modally borrowed chords, as well as enharmonically respelled chords.

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