House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSC-1213-01 (Commercial Music Theory I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSC-1213-01 (Commercial Music Theory I)
|Instructor||Vercher, Bryan Heath|
|Course ID #||10436|
|Course Title||Commercial Music Theory I|
|Course Description||Course Description: Continuation of Commercial Music Theory I. Emphasizes harmonic and melodic analysis, extended chord theory, and modal and altered scales.
Music Theory II will be divided into five units in which we will take a look at several topics, including analysis of melody, extended chords (9th, 11th, 13th chords) and jazz harmony, the use of rhythm in composition, harmonization of melody, and exploration of chord progressions in various music styles.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or consent of instructor.
Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1211 is required.
|Required Textbooks||Required Text: Ultimate Music Theory, Germain, Gloria St. 2008 Gloryland Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9809556-0-6. Additional materials supplemented by instructor.|
|Learning Objectives||Explain scale construction, interval classification, and chord spellings; analyze and identify commercial music chord progressions using standard lead sheet and chord symbols and numbers; and harmonize selected melodies with appropriate chord voicing.|
Week 1: Introduction to Class and Review
Weeks 2-4: Triads –Construction, Identification and Usage
Weeks 5-7: Seventh Chords – Construction, Identification, and Usage
Weeks 8-9: Chord Relationships and Cadences
Week 10: Nashville Number System
Weeks 11-13: Secondary Dominants and Diminished Chords
Weeks 14-15: Sus4, Sus4(7), M6, and m6 Chords
|Discussion Topics||See Major Assignments|
|Attendance Policy||Attendance Policy: The department attendance policy is as follows. You are allowed one unexcused absence over the course of the semester. Every absence beyond the first will result in a 5% deduction from your attendance grade. Three instances of being late to class will count in one unexcused absence. You begin the semester with a 100% attendance grade.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading Policy: Grading policy is as follows:
Attendance – 25%
Quizzes and Homework – 25%
Midterm – 25%
Final Project – 25%
Work is due by the assigned date. If work is late, it may be turned in by the next class period for a 20% deduction. Quizzes or tests missed may only be made up at the discretion of the instructor.
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
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