Mar 19, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 202T Music Theory

Credits: (3)
Chromatic harmony will be reviewed through harmonic, structural, and textural analysis. 18th century counterpoint, terminology, and contrapuntal forms (invention, canon, and fugue), and basic principles of two-part writing will be introduced through analysis. Classical sonata form will be studied and an analytical paper based on a standard classical sonata form piece will be required. The rise of non-functional harmony will be introduced along with developments in the early and mid-20th century, to include impressionism generally along with the expansion of timbral resources, modal and non-diatonic scales, upper-overtone harmony, non-tertian harmony, serialism, pandiatonicism, neoclassicism, minimalism, aleatoric principles, and free atonality.