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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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MUSC 1070 - Theory 2

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: MUSC 1060 

Corequisites: MUSC 1170 

Study of written harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures, including chord progressions involving triads and seventh chords, non‑harmonic tones, and simple modulation. Includes correlated keyboard harmony.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify the use of non‐harmonic tones.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, identify, and write passing tones and neighbor tones with figured bass symbols.
  2. Name, define, identify, and write suspensions and retardations with figured bass symbols.
  3. Name, define, identify, and write appoggiaturas and escape tones with figured bass symbols.
  4. Name, define, identify, and write anticipations and pedals with figured bass symbols.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify the leading‐tone triad and the supertonic triad.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, identify, and write the diminished triad.
  2. Name, define, identify, and write the leading tone triad in a harmonic progression.
  3. Name, define, identify, and write the supertonic triad.
  4. Name, define, identify, and write the supertonic triad in a harmonic progression.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify the submediant triad, the mediant triad, the dominant seventh chord, and the supertonic seventh chord.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, identify, and write the subdominant triad in a harmonic progression.
  2. Name, define, identify, and write the mediant triad in a harmonic progression.
  3. Name, define, identify, and write the dominant seventh chord in a harmonic progression.
  4. Name, define, identify, and write the supertonic seventh chord in a harmonic progression.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify secondary triad chords and elementary modulations.

Objectives:

  1. Name, define, identify, and write the secondary dominant chord.
  2. Name, define, identify, and write the secondary dominant chord in a harmonic progression.
  3. Name, define, identify, and write the modulation from a major key to its dominant major.
  4. Name, define, identify, and write the modulation from a minor key to its relative major.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Leading‐Tone Triad, Supertonic Triad
    1. Root movement
    2. Harmonic progression
    3. Writing to and from the Diminished Triad
    4. Keyboard harmony
  2. Non‐Harmonic Tones I
    1. Defining non‐harmonic tones
    2. Passing tone
    3. Neighbor tone
  3. Non‐Harmonic Tones II
    1. Suspension
    2. Retardation
    3. Anticipation
    4. Appoggiatura
    5. Escaped Tone
    6. Pedal Tone
  4. The Dominant Seventh and Supertonic Seventh Chords
    1. Characteristics of the dominant seventh chord
    2. Characteristics of the supertonic seventh chord
    3. Characteristics of the keyboard harmony
  5. The Submediant and Mediant Triads
    1. Write the Submediant Triad
    2. Write the Mediant Triad
    3. New progressions
    4. Keyboard harmony
  6. The V and VII Triads
    1. The minor dominant
    2. The subtonic Triad
    3. The Phrygian cadence
    4. Keyboard harmony
  7. Secondary Dominant Chords/Elementary Modulation
    1. Chromaticism
    2. Secondary dominant chords
    3. Modulation
    4. Keyboard harmony

Primary Faculty
Moses, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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