Harmony II is a continuation of the study of the harmonic system used in music composed from 1650 to 1900 and still in use in certain areas of music composition. The course covers use of non-harmonic tones, supertonic and dominant sevenths, functions of the submediant and mediant triads, advanced melodic writing and secondary dominant chords. Student will learn to harmonize melodies at the keyboard and play simple chord progressions on the piano. Music of the period will be analyzed. Selected software programs will enhance student skills and understanding. 3 hrs./wk. This course is typically taught in the spring semester. Note: An honors contract is available. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.
Prerequisite: MUS 141 or passing equivalency test
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Quicken the verbal and written response rates of the skills and knowledge gained in Harmony I.
- Recognize basic cadences, phrases, and periods and describe how they delineate structure in music.
- Recognize all types of non-harmonic tones and use them accurately in conventional partwriting.
- Recognize all seventh chords and use them in conventional partwriting.
- Using Roman numeral analysis technique, analyze both melodically and harmonically music that uses diatonic chords, including seventh chords
- Harmonize melodies and bass lines with a clear and accurate understanding of harmonic progression and the essentials of conventional partwriting.
- Recognize and spell secondary dominant chords.
- Play plagal and authentic cadences in every major and minor key.
- Harmonize melodies with appropriate chord progressions at piano in various keys as required by the instructor.
- Play simple chord progressions as specified by the instructor.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. Skills and knowledge from Harmony I A. Quickly spell major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads from any note B. Quickly identify all major and minor key signatures C. Quickly identify any written interval D. Name common chord progressions in both major and minor keys E. Name uncommon or inappropriate chord progression in major and minor keys II. Melodic Line, Cadences, and Form A. Recognize plagal, authentic, deceptive, Phrygian, and half cadences in single melodic lines and harmonic structures B. Recognize and label phrases in melodic lines and harmonic structures C. Define and recognize the following forms in melodic structures: melodic extensions, phrase group, contrasting period, parallel period, and double period D. Incorporate all cadences into appropriate part writing exercises E. Harmonize melodies at the keyboard demonstrating understanding of melodic construction and harmonic function III. Nonharmonic Tones A. Identify all nonharmonic tones in analyzing music examples B. Define all nonharmonic tones by their note of approach, dissonance, and note of resolution C. Integrate nonharmonic tones appropriately into part writing exercises IV. Seventh chords A. Define and quickly spell all types of seventh chords B. Name the most common seventh chords used in traditional harmonic progressions C. Integrate these chords into part writing exercises D. Identify when melodic lines imply the harmonic support of the V7 chord V. Roman numeral analysis of diatonic music excerpts A. Identify roots of chords and types of chords used in excerpts from common practice period music B. Identify root position and inverted chords VI. Harmonizing melodic and bass lines A. Recognize chords implied by a single bass or melodic line B. Write three other parts using appropriate chord progressions and partwriting procedures VII. Secondary Dominant Chords; Elementary modulation A. Spell secondary dominant chords in any key B. Describe how secondary dominant chords are used in harmonic progressions and modulation C. Recognize and analyze secondary dominants in musical passages D. Utilize secondary dominant chords in harmonizing melodies that modulate VIII. Keyboard applications A. Play plagal and authentic cadences in every major and minor key using one of the patterns provided by the instructor B. Harmonize melodies with appropriate chord progressions at the piano in various keys as required by the instructor. C. Play simple chord progressions that include secondary dominants as specified by the instructor.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
1. Written examinations (4-5 exams) 65-80% 2. Attendance, homework, class participation, chapter quizzes 10-15% 3. Keyboard harmony application 10-15% Grading Criteria: 90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D
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