Music Theory II
All electronic devices are to be turned off and kept out of sight while in the classroom
or you will be asked to leave
|TIME/LOCATION||12:20 PM to 1:15 PM, MWF, 214
|PHONES||(office) 829-7331, (home) 740-264-5739|
|Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne.
Tonal Harmony, latest edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Workbook for Tonal Harmony, latest edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
|DESCRIPTION||Required of all music majors and minors, MUSI 172 is the second semester of an integrated two-year music theory sequence. This course continues the study of the harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal practices of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, but may include study of more recent literature as well. We will begin with a review of topics from the previous semester. We will continue with an examination of various concepts that will lead to a solid understanding of diatonic modulation by the end of the semester. MUSI 172 is coordinated with MUSI 172X and will parallel the concepts presented there as much as possible.|
||Attendance is highly recommended.
Much of the course material is presented in class and may not be found
in the text or materials outside the class. Quizzes and exams missed
for whatever reason may not be made up. The instructor is the sole
arbiter of whether an absence is excused or unexcused; the instructor
will make such a determination in a fair and objective way on an ad hoc
basis. For quizzes and exams missed because of such excused absence,
no grade will be entered. For quizzes and exams missed because of an
unexcused absence, the grade will be a 0 for the missed
|Quizzes and exams will assess the
student's success in absorbing the content of the course, applying
standard analytical techniques, extrapolating variant or new analytical
techniques from learned principles, partwriting according to prescribed
parameters, and expressing all these goals in appropriate technical
language and notation.
|If two or more assignment are
missed for whatever reason, it is highly recommend that the student
meet with the intstructor to discuss withdrawal from the course.
||The student is expected to acquire a comfortable familiarity with the relevant technical language and analytical techniques appropriate to this level of undergraduate music theory as taught in the United States.|
||MUSI 171 AND MUSI 171X
25% Exam 1
|25% Exam 2
At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor.
expected to have a working email address, to give it to me immediately
if it varies from the standard Bethany College form, and to check it
|The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.|