MUS 201
Music Theory and Musicianship II Fall 2019
Division I

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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; twice a week plus aural skills lab meetings
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1863
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 (sight singing and ear training)
Prerequisites: MUS 104
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors and potential Music majors
Distributions: Division I

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