MUS 107 - Music Theory III
Continuation of Music Theory II including writing and analysis of the dominant seventh chord, the diminished seventh chord, applied dominants, chromatic third relationships, modulation to related and foreign keys, mode mixture, Neopolitan 6th chord, Augmented Sixth chords, analysis of form including Sonata Form, Rondo, Theme and Variations and an introduction to Species Counterpoint.
Prerequisite: MUS 106 Music Theory II
3 Class Hours
Objectives to the course:
1. To develop upon topics learned in MUS 106 (Music Theory II).
2. To introduce students to the process of analyzing and composing music with borrowed chords, mode mixture, and Neapolitan and Augmented Sixth chords.
3. To foster and build a love and appreciation of all musical genres.
Learning Outcomes of the course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Visually and aurally distinguish between Neapolitan and all three types of Augmented Sixth chords.
2. Construct and discuss the differences between Italian, French, and German Augmented Sixth chords.
3. Correctly build secondary dominant and secondary leading time chords in both Major and minor keys.
4. Successfully analyze a piano sonata that includes mode mixture and borrowed chords.
5. Write a large musical composition using and following all part-writing rules while including non-chord tones, cadences, seventh chords, borrowed chords, Augmented Sixth and Neapolitan chords.
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