MUS 3B: THEORY & MUSICIANSHIP II
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||MUS 3A proficiency or equivalent.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will identify binary and ternary forms in late 18th and early 19th century music.
- A successful student will create modulations in diatonic harmony.
- Training in hearing the different musical intervals.
The student will be able to:
A. notate and identify all seventh chords including inversions.
B. analyze harmonic progressions that use non-dominant seventh chords, secondary dominants, diatonic and modulating sequences, and modulation to closely related keys in binary and ternary forms.
C. apply non-dominant seventh chords, secondary dominants, diatonic and modulating sequences and modulation to closely related keys by realizing a figured bass and by harmonizing a given melody.
D. write a composition demonstrating these fundamentals.
E. demonstrate musicianship skills:
1. take dictation of melodies featuring leaps from the primary triads.
2. take dictation of rhythms with subdivided beats in simple and compound meters.
3. take harmonic dictation of basic diatonic progressions writing outer voices and Roman numerals.
4. sight-read and perform rhythms with divided beats in simple and compound meters.
5. sight-sing melodies featuring leaps from the primary triads and the V7 chord.
A. dominant sevenths and all non-dominant seventh chords.
B. basic figured bass principles.
C. introduction to modulation.
D. non-harmonic tones.
E. basic cadential formulas and phrase structure.
F. introduction to two-part counterpoint.
G. voice-leading in four-part chorale writing.
H. introduction to secondary dominant and leading tone chords.
I. musicianship skills:
1. sight-singing of melodies featuring leaps from the primary triads.
2. assignments with common melodic patterns (arpeggios, sequences, non-chord tones).
3. assignments with basic chord progressions including inversions.
4. basic phrase structure: the period (parallel and contrasting).
5. melodic dictation featuring leaps from the primary triads and the V7 chord.
6. two-part melodic dictation.
7. harmonic dictation of basic diatonic progressions with inversions, including writing outer voices and Roman numerals.
8. assignments with basic rhythms including subdivided beats in simple and compound meters.
9. rhythmic dictation with subdivided beats in simple and compound meters.
Laboratory Exercises: Weekly lab exercises in the Theory/Piano Lab. Each lab exercise may be individual or consist of group activities developing musical skills such as sight-singing, ear training, and rhythmic and melodic dictation. Also supplement assigned reading and lecture topics.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. when taught on campus: access to a cassette player; classroom sound equipment for compact discs, audiotape and records, screen, overhead projector, slide projector, VCR.
C. when taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Homework assignments based on textbook chapters.
B. Written tests on notating all forms of cadential chordal structures.
C. Aural tests on simple chord progressions.
D. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations.
E. Two graded final compositions.
F. In-class sight-singing and dictation drills.
G. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation exercises and exams.
H. Self-paced individual laboratory work.
Method(s) of Instruction
During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. listening and reading lecture information.
B. completing written assignments and laboratory exercises demonstrating musicianship skills.
C. receiving feedback on all assignments, exercises, and drills.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Benward, Bruce and Gary White. Music in Theory and Practice. Vol. 1, 9th ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Berkowitz, S. A New Approach to Sight-Singing. 5th ed. W.W. Norton, 2011.
Ethier, G. Ear Training and Sight-Singing. Oxford University Press, 2013.
When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, handouts, tests, and assignments delivered via Email; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via Email; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, list-serves, and newsgroups.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text, online curriculum, lab manual, and outside sources ranging from 40 to 60 pages per week.
B. Lecture: Weekly lecture covering subject matter from text assignment with extended topic information.
C. Laboratory Exercises: Weekly lab exercises in the Network Lab. Each lab exercise may be individual or group activities and covers assigned reading and lecture topics.