MUS 201
Music Theory and Musicianship II Fall 2022
Division I

Class Details

Music 201 continues to greater degrees the study of music techniques from the common practice period by means of analysis, composition, written exercises, sightsinging, and dictation. We will expand our understanding of chromaticism. We will learn how chromaticism is used as a voice-leading tool, and how it participates in music even at deeper levels of the structure. We will learn about innovations that occurred from the early 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century and will trace the origins for these new harmonic tendencies. We will also learn how composers create larger formal structures.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; In addition to the scheduled lecture block, the class requires a weekly aural-skills meeting, to be scheduled in the first week of class. The one-on-one meeting will take place with a lab instructor for approximately 10-15 minutes
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1884
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: homework, theory quizzes, analysis papers, compositional projects, final project, class attendance, preparation, participation, and on the results of the lab portion of the class
Prerequisites: MUS 104
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors and potential Music majors
Distributions: Division I

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