MUSIC 211- Theory III
Instructor: Dr. Steven Errante
Texts: Kostka/Payne: Tonal Harmony, 6th ed. (already purchased for MUS 111-112), with workbook
Attendance: attendance is not taken; quizzes and tests may not be made up except in case of verified personal emergency
Grade: (approximate weightings) Daily assignments:two-thirds of grade; Examinations: one-third of grade
Exams: two major, one final (Friday, Dec. 4, 8 - 11 a.m.)
Assignments: late assignments reduced one full letter grade; not accepted beyond one class period late
Use of technology: Finale is the "official" notation software for the Department of Music; it is available for both PC and Macintosh. Copies are installed on computers in the Computer Classroom; instruction will be given in its use and for some assignments, templates will be available.
Keyboard skills: you will have to play a few selected assignments at the keyboard for the class; part of the grade for the assignment will be based on the success of the performance.
GOALS OF THE COURSE
Harmony: to study chromatic vocabulary, including secondary harmony, modulation, linear embellishing chords, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and functional harmony up to the music of Wagner
Part-writing: continued work in SATB texture using chromatic vocabulary, also melody with chords and piano accompaniments
Analysis, Form: introduction to small forms
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