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PART I: CHROMATIC HARMONY

Week 1

Aug 25-29

Retention/Success issues

 

REVIEW

Figured Bass

 

Part-writing review to be completed in class

Benward vol. I, p. 212

 

Secondary chord review

 Construct secondary chords (boardwork)

Use WS36 in notebook

 

Bach's chord changes

 

 

Link to Course Outline

On the top of this page, File - Send - Shortcut to desktop

 

Print 5 sheets of staff paper

See links above.  Keep a supply with you at all times.  You should NEVER have to borrow staff paper.

 

Music theory:  observations used to analyze and to understand music

Week 2

Sep 1-5

 

No class on Monday

Labor Day

 

Borrowed chords

 

Mode mixture

 

Examples:  Benward Chapter 4

 

Construct borrowed chords and resolutions (boardwork)

Use Chapter 4 Borrowed Chords worksheet

No assignment

 

 

 

Borrowed Chord Examples (in the key of C)
  • bVII instead of landing on V
  • ii
 
  

Week 3

Sep 8-12

CHAPTER 4

Borrowed Chords

 

Borrowed chords with examples

Mode mixing

 

Assignments 4.1 and 4.2 , pp. 75-76

 

 

Due Monday, Jan 30

Read  Benward pp. 69-74

Assignment #2:  Secondary dominants/LT chords

 

 

Week 4

Sep 15-19

CHAPTER 5

NEAPOLITAN 6th CHORDS

 

Neapolitan 6ths (Teoria)

N6s with examples

Practice constructing N6's

 

Building Neapolitans

Using Neapolitans

Moonlight Sonata Excerpt

 

Due Monday, Feb 6

Read  pp. 79-84

Assignment #3:  Borrowed chords

 

Week 5

Sep 22-26

CHAPTER 6

AUGMENTED 6th CHORDS

 

Augmented 6ths (Teoria)

Aug 6ths with examples

Augmented 6ths - simple explanation

 

OK - here's your song parody

to the tune of "The Addams Family"

 

Augmented sixths

Augmented sixths

These are the tricks so we won’t mix

Augmented sixths.

 

Italian, French and German

Now here’s how to determine

The 3rd, we’ll be affirmin’

Just check the 4th and 5th.

 

Italian is completed,

A third is all that’s needed

And that note is repeated

In this augmented sixth.

 

The French one sounds so scary

The tritone’s customary

The tension’s temporary

In this augmented sixth.

 

The German is a jazz chord

Has 3 and 5, but not 4

It moves to tonic 6/4

In this augmented sixth.

 

The key to understanding:

The 6th will be expanding,

By half step will be landing,

It's easy to predict.

 

 

Due Monday, Feb 13

Read pp. 93-100

Assignment #4:  Neapolitans 6th chords

5.2 in your textbook

 

  

 

Week 6

Sep 29-Oct 3

CHAPTER 6: (continued)

 

No assignment

Week 7

Oct 6-10

CHAPTER 10

EXTENDED HARMONY

Extended Tertian Harmony

 

CHAPTER 11

ALTERED DOMINANTS

 

 

Due Monday, Feb 27

Assignment #5:  Augmented 6th chords

6.6 in your textbook

 

Week 8

Oct 13-17

Review and Pretest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary dominant Wksheet Side A

Secondary dominant Wksheet Side B

Due Monday, Mar 6

Assignment #6:  Extended chords

Thursday:  Theory Midterm,  March 9, during lab time (10:50 A.M. - 12:05 P.M.)

 

 

  SPRING BREAK 

Week 9

Oct 20-24

CHROMATIC MODULATION

Types of Modulation

Modulation Review

Modulation by diminished 7ths

Modulation by Neapolitan 6

Modulation by augmented 6ths

 

 

 

Composition Introduction

Due Wednesday: 

Assignment #7:  Bring in 3 examples of chromatic chords in music of the classical or romantic period.    Go to Links page for sites to find free downloadable scores.

1.  Circle the chromatic chord

2.  Analyze 2 chords before + CC +1 after (total = 4)

 

 

PART II: FORM AND ANALYSIS

Week 10

Oct 27-31

 

Excellent intro to form

 

CHAPTER 7

VARIATION TECHNIQUE

Due Monday:  Read pp. 109, 111-17; memorize the techniques of variation given on p. 117

Due WednesdayComposition plan (tune selected and 5 methods of variation chosen) due March 29

 

Completed Composition Due Monday April 3    

Theme & Variations Assignment specifics   

Click here for grading rubric

Week 11

Nov 3-7

CHAPTER 8

SONATA FORM

Rounded Binary Form

Ternary Form

Compound Ternary Form

The Evolution of Sonata Form

 

As demonstrated by screen beans

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

 

Written work completed in class:  Diagram of first movement structure.  You may use the analysis on p. 144 as a model. 

 

Class discussion:

Mozart’s Sonata, K. 283, No. 5, first movement (hand-out)

Mozart’s Sonata, K. 280, No. 2, first movement (hand-out)

 

 

Due Monday 

Composition #1:  Theme and Variations composition (hard copy due in class - Finale file must be e-mailed by 8:30am Monday)

Due Wednesday  Computer Lab Assignment #2

Due Friday  Read pp. 129-147

 

Week 12

Nov 10-14

 

CHAPTER 8

Continued

 

 

CHAPTER 9

RONDO FORMS

 

Class discussion:

Mozart’s Sonata, K. 545, No. 16, III, (hand-out)

Haydn’s Sonata, No. 5, movement III (in textbook, Assignment 9.1, pp. 167-70) 

 

Due Wednesday Computer Lab Assignment #3

 

 

Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 21, No. 1,mvmt.I

                 

 

 

 

Week 13

Nov 17-21

CHAPTER 9

Continued

 

CHAPTER 13

THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

 

Reading  pp. 159-165

 Due Monday:

Assignment #8:  (April 17) Sonata K283 Analysis

Please use this  Sonata Analysis Template.

 

Listen to the Sonata.

 

Sonata-Allegro Form Powerpoint

 

Due Wednesday  Computer Lab Assignment #4

      

Write a short composition of 16 to 30 measures in the style of a romantic character piece for piano.  Click here to go to the Character Piece Assignment page for more specific guidelines.  Composition is due on Mon., May 1.  Finale file must be e-mailed to me by 8:30am.  Bring a hard copy to class to hand in.

 

Week 14

Nov 24-28

No class on Thurs or Fri

Thanksgiving

 

REVIEW:  MODULATION

 

Class discussion:

Chopin’s Prelude, Op. 28, No. 7 (hand-out)

Chopin’s Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20 (hand-out)

 

Due Wednesday  Computer Lab Assignment #5

 

Listen to 

Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20.

 

Week 15

Dec 1-3

CHAPTER 13: Continued

Class discussion:

  1. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, D. 531

  2. Schumann’s “Waldesgespräch” from Liederkreis, Op. 39                   

  3. Schumann’s “Ich grolle nicht” from Dichterliebe, Op. 48           

 

 

 

 

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Due Monday

Composition #2:  Character Piece (hard copy due in class ;Finale file must be e-mailed by 8:30am)

Tuesday  ET Exam #4   SS Exam #4

These are optional and will replace your lowest grade in the corresponding area

Wednesday  You will receive instructions on your take-home final and will be assigned a score to analyze
 

Final Exam for Theory IV will be an analysis of a Mozart Sonata.

  1. Print a copy of the Sonata assigned to you:    K280   K284   K332

    Note:  Print only page 1-4!

     

  2. Print a copy of the Final Exam Form

     

  3. Listen to your assigned Sonata below:

Sonata K. 280

Sonata K. 284

Sonata K. 332

  1. Answer the questions on the

    Final Exam Form

     

  2. Don't forget the Roman numeral analysis of  the development section and to label the sections, themes and keys on the score

     

  3. Turn in your Final Exam on Wednesday, May 10 at 11:30 (points deducted if late)

 

 

Final Exam Sonata Assignments

 

K280K284K332
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Final Exam:  Monday, Dec. 8 3:00 - 5:30

 

 

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