MUS 111 - Fall, 2005
Class MWF 9:00 - 10:00 AM, Room 106, Kenan Hall
Course This course is the first half of an in-depth study of melody, rhythm, and harmony.
Description We will begin with a review of rudiments (i.e., scales, key signatures, intervals, etc.) and progress to melodic and harmonic analysis. This class will also introduce partwriting and basic harmonic progressions.
Textbook Tonal Harmony, 5th ed., by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne. It is accompanied by a workbook and two CDs which we will use regularly. A good supply of staff paper will also be needed for additional assignments and quizzes.
Instructor Dr. Mary Jo White, Assistant Professor in the Music Department
Office Office hours by appointment. See me after class or in Office 2022 at Randall Library; 962-7727; WHITEMJ@UNCW.EDU
Concepts By the semester's end, we will have covered the rudiments of music thoroughly. The students should be able to recognize and write triads and seventh chords in root position and inversions using figured bass symbols. We will also have begun partwriting in root position and studied standard harmonic progressions.
Grading Grading will be based on three in-class exams (50%) and an average of all graded assignments (25%) and pop quizzes (25%). There will be daily assignments either reviewed in class or collected for grades. The ten point grading scale will be used (i.e., 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, Below 60=F).
Attendance REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS ESSENTIAL TO LEARNING THE MATERIAL IN THIS CLASS. If you must miss class, give your assignments to another
student to turn in or leave them in my mailbox before class. Late assignments will not be accepted. Quizzes will not be made up. You may miss two quizzes and two assignments without penalty. Exams will only be made up with a valid excuse (i.e., illness, death in the family, etc.)
General Outline for the Semester
Weeks 1-3: Rudiments, pp. 1-38
Weeks 4-5: Triads and Seventh Chords (including inversions and figured bass), pp. 39-56
Weeks 6-7: Diatonic chords in major and minor keys, pp. 57-70
Weeks 8-9: Voiceleading, pp. 71-84
Weeks 10-11: Root position partwriting, pp. 85-98
Weeks 12-14: Harmonic progressions and analysis, harmonizing a simple melody, pp. 99-116
Weeks 15-16: Triads in first inversion (partwriting), Introduction to counterpoint, pp. 117-134
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