MUS 112 - Spring, 2008
Class MWF 9:00 - 10:00 AM, CA 1023
Course This course is the second half of an in-depth study of melody, rhythm, and Description harmony. We will continue partwriting and learning basic harmonic progressions. We will also continue analyzing works from standard music literature.
Textbook Tonal Harmony, 5th ed., by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne (including the
workbook and two CDs). A good supply of staff paper will also be needed for
assignments and quizzes. Some assignments on Practica Musica may be given.
Instructor Dr. Mary Jo White, Assistant Professor in the Music Department
Office Office hours by appointment – MWF 10-12; T, Th 12-2
CAB 1026; 962-7727
Concepts By the semester's end, the students should be able to write and analyze diatonic
triads and seventh chords in all inversions. They should also be able to harmonize
simple melodies with standard harmonic progressions.
Grading Grading will be based on three in-class exams (50%) and an average of all assignments handed-in (25%) and pop quizzes (25%). There will be daily
assignments; some will be reviewed in class and others will be 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 only miss TWO of
each after which they will be given a grade of "0." Exams will only be made up
with a valid excuse (i.e., serious illness, death in the family, etc.)
General Outline for the Semester
Weeks 1-4: Triads in first inversion (partwriting), Intro to counterpoint, pp. 117-134.
Weeks 5-6: Triads in second inversion, pp. 135-146.
Weeks 7-8: Cadences, phrases, periods, pp. 147-166.
Weeks 9-10: Nonchord tones (writing and embellishing), pp. 167-194.
Weeks 11-12: Dominant Seventh chords, pp. 195-214.
Weeks 13-14: Supertonic and Leading Tone Seventh chords, pp. 215-228.
Weeks 15-16: Other seventh chords, pp. 229-242.
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