MUSC 234 - Music Theory IV
Review of tonal harmony, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords. Keyboard application. Introduction to counterpoint. Beginning serial technique. Normally taken concurrently with MUSC 238 . PREREQUISITE(S): MUSC 233 with a grade of C or better. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify and notate all ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords.
- Recognize non-dominant/non-functional tonal harmony.
- Compose competent counterpoint in 2 and 3 parts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the workings of inventions, canons, fugues, and other contrapuntal devices/forms.
- Identify and notate harmonic sonorities that lie beyond tertian constructions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of atonality.
- Create a serial matrix of the 4 primary forms of a twelve-tone row.
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