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MU 109 – Harmony and Form I

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Study of diatonic melody and harmony, phrase structure, and elaborative techniques. Music majors take MU 054 concurrently. Prerequisites: MU 009 or equivalent, determined by placement test.

Section Description: This course is designed to cultivate intellectual understanding and technical abilities essential to the subject of music. Class work and homework will sharpen skills in reading, writing, and thinking about music, through such means as practice in recognizing the elements of music and investigating the principles of voice leading and chord spelling, function, and progressions. MU 109 covers the study of diatonic melody and harmony, phrase structure, and elaborative techniques, facilitated by analysis and small composition assignments. A textbook such as The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, 3rd ed., by Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth Marvin is used. The accompanying workbook might also be used. (Note that some fluency with the language of music is required as a prerequisite for this course. A course such as MU 009 Music Theory Fundamentals or equivalent study can provide that foundation.)

CRN: 90264

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 18/25

Days Time Location
MWF 13:10 - 14:00 SOUTHWICK HALL 202

Instructor(s): Patricia A. Julien

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017