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Music Theory I-Syllabus

Music Theory I-Syllabus

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Kishwaukee College SyllabusFall, 2010
Music Theory IMUS 101
3 creditsM, W, F 11:00AM – 11:50AMAug 23, 2010 – Dec 17, 2010Room A-202Instructor: Tsai-yun HuangE-mail:
thuang@kishwaukeecollege.eduOffice A 205Office Hours: By Appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is the first course in a four-semester theory curriculum designedfor music majors or minors and covers applications of fundamental music rudiments such as; meter,scales, and keys, intervals and chords. These tools will be used for both composition and analysis.Recommended for music majors, or those who have a strong interest in music. Three hours lecture aweek.
COURSE OBJECTIVE:
1.Students will gain basic music knowledge such as elements of pitch and rhythm2.Students will learn 4 voice part writing3.Students will analyze basic harmonies4.Students will identify musical forms5.Students will have basic ear training
RECOMMENDED TEXT AND MATERIALS:
Harder, Paul, Greg Steinke. Basic Materials in Music Theory: A Programmed Course, 12
th
Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2010.Students must bring manuscript paper. You can download blank music sheets here:http://www.blanksheetmusic.net/Check out the course blog, useful links and tools, as well as information about exams will be posted there:http://mus101musictheory.blogspot.com/
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Only two excused absences are allowed and must be approved prior toclass.
MAKE UP POLICY:
Tests will only be made up if an University approved absence is provided before the absence.
 
GRADES:
Attendance
15%2 Exams 20% (10% each)Homework 20%Midterm 20%Final Exam 25%Please check KishSOS, My Student Info, under Academic Profile, Grades, for gradereports.
TENTATIVE SEMESTER SCHEDULE:
Week 1August 23: Time and Sound, NotationAugust 25: RhythmAugust 27: (continued)Week 2August 30: Keys, Scales, modesSeptember 1: (continued)September 3: (continued)Week 3September 6:
Labor Day Holiday – no classes
September 8: IntervalsSeptember 10: (continued)Week 4September 13: (continued)September 15:
Exam 1
September 17: Chords, Basic AnalysisWeek 5September 20: (continued)September 22: (continued)September 24: Part WritingWeek 6September 27: (continued)September 29: (continued)October 1: Harmonizing MelodiesWeek 7October 4: Structure, CadenceOctober 6: (continued)October 8: (continued)Week 8October 11: Figured BassOctober 13: (continued)October 15:
Fall-Midterm Break – no classes
Week 9October 18: (continued)October 20:
MIDTERM
October 22: Basic DictationWeek 10 October 25: (continued)October 27: (continued)October 29: (continued)Week 11November 1: FormsNovember 3: (continued)November 5: (continued)Week 12November 8: Basic Dictation
 
November 10: (continued)November 12: (continued)Week 13November 15:
Exam 2
November 17: AnalysisNovember 19: (continued)Week 14 November 22: (continued)November 24:
Thanksgiving Break – no classes
November 26:
Thanksgiving Break – no classes
Week 15 November 29: Basic DictationDecember 1: (continued)December 3: (continued)Week 16December 6: (continued)December 8: (continued)December 10: Review and additional materialsWeek 17December 13: Finals weekDecember 15:
FINAL EXAM (10am-11:50am)IMPORTANT DATESSeptember 15: Exam 1October 20: MIDTERMNovember 15: Exam 2December 15: FINAL EXAM

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