Course

Theory III

Course Details

Course Number
2603
Section Number
2603
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C117A
Professor
Dr. Tim Justus (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

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MUSC 2603 Music Theory III

Fall 2017

 

Course Number:             MUSC 2603 Music Theory III

Section Number:           101

Location:                        FA C117 A

Class Time:                    MWF 9:00-9:50 AM/F 8:00 AM Lab

Instructor:                     Dr. Tim Justus                            397-6839

                                       timothy.justus@mwsu.edu           C117O

Office Hours:                  MW 8:00-10:00 AM, 2:00-4:00 PM

                                      F 9:00-10:00 AM

 

Course Description:

MUSC 2603, Music Theory III is a continuation of Music Theory II, and constitutes a study of the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony and form in the context of the tonal music of the common practice period of the 18th and 19th centuries. Activities include practice in writing and analysis of selected pieces from this style. In combination with Sight Singing and Ear Training, this course forms the essential foundation for continued study of music at all levels.

Course Objectives:

To gain an understanding of the structure of the music of the 18th and 19th centuries as related to melody, harmony, and voice leading, and practice in writing short exercises in the style.

 

Textbook:

Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony. (7th Edition: McGraw-Hill)

Other instructor provided supplemental material may be used

 

Other Materials Needed:

  • Manuscript paper will be provided at the beginning of the semester. (Please duplicate as needed.) Please turn in assignments on this style of manuscript paper.  
  • Soft lead pencils/mechanical pencil preferred.
  • Ruler/other music manuscript preparation materials (notation templates, lettering guides, etc.)
  • Use of Finale® or MUSCORE® may be used and is encouraged. MUSCORE® is a free, downloadable music notation software program comparable to Finale®. It is highly recommended that class members download and become familiar with the program features as soon as possible.  MUSCORE® will be used during Theory III and Theory IV and in MUSC 3662 Orchestration and Arranging.
  • All work not done on notation software will be done in pencil.

Course Evaluation: (Assessment)

         

Instruction:

Instruction will take place in the form of demonstration, analysis, in-class work and exercises, assigned textbook reading, discussion and computer assisted learning and composition.

 

Grading Scale

90-100-A

80-89-B

70-79-C

60-69-D

59- F

 

33%   Class work/class participation

Classwork assignments will be done in and out of class, usually graded in class and submitted. Late assignments will be accepted until the end of the work day. Assignments submitted after 5 PM will be assessed a five point late fee.

 

33%   Quizzes

Quizzes may be announced or unannounced, will be graded in class and submitted. Quizzes may not be made up.

 

33%   Exams

Exams will be given over significant topics, sometimes involving several chapters of text material and graded on a 100 point scale. At least one week notice will be given prior to exams not given on the scheduled date. Missing an exam is highly discouraged. Make up exams are given at the convenience of the instructor and must be taken within one week of the exam date. All exams will be taken in pencil. The final exam will not be weighted any heavier than other exams, but will however be cumulative, due to the nature of the course content. The final exam will be given only during the final exam period. The final exam may not be made up, no exceptions. Travel or flight plans, work, concerts, lessons etc., are not valid excuses.

 

How is your grade calculated?

1) Take the number of classwork assignment assignments, usually about 20, add the scores, divide by the number of assignments.

2) Take the number of quizzes, usually about 10, add the scores, divide by the number of quizzes.

3) Take the number of exams, usually 6 or 7, add the scores, divide by the number of exams.

4) Add the three average scores for classwork, quizzes and exams, (300 will be the maximum score possible) and divide by 3. The result will be the percentage and letter grade.

5) Missed assignments, quizzes and exams count as 0 and have a significantly negative effect on the cumulative average.

6) There is no option for extra credit. 

 

Sequence for course work:

Course content is delivered in the following general sequence:

  1. Background text reading, presentation and discussion of topic material, practice classwork
  2. Quiz/ Additional practice classwork if needed
  3. Exam

Student Honor Creed:

 

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of learning the material. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.

 

The university policy is that instructors set their own attendance policies. While there is no specific number of unexcused absences that will result in a lowered grade, absences have consequences.

 

  • Individuals missing 10% of class may be denied the option for makeup exams or classwork credit.
  • In borderline grade averaging cases, attendance will be considered a factor.

 

Excused absences include:

  • Attendance at authorized off-campus activities or functions.
  • Confinement to a university or other health facility when a written excuse is provided.
  • Absences incurred due to illness, documented by a doctor’s excuse. Exams and class-work missed during a period of excused absence must be made up the week following the absence.

 

Special Needs:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

 

Privacy Statement

Federal Privacy laws prohibit faculty from releasing information about a student’s academic progress to other students or to those outside the university.  In this class, no information regarding your grades, exams, or confidential matters can be released to friends or relatives.  Without a note from you, no one may pick up your exam and exam grades cannot be posted.

Special Needs Statement

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in the event that the building must be evacuated, please register with the Disability Support Services and make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

Conduct Statement

Behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removal of the disruptive student(s) from the class, either temporarily or permanently (instructor drop) and receiving a lower final grade up to and including an F. Depending on the nature of the behavior, the individual may be subject to further disciplinary action as per MSU policy.

Concealed Handgun Statement

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

Class Policies:

 

  • Class begins at 9:00 AM. Please have enough respect for your colleagues to be on time.
  • Bottled water, coffee, soft drinks, etc., are permitted as are small snacks. Please do not bring breakfast food (sandwiches, pancakes) to class.
  • Please take your trash with you.
  • Persons being disruptive may be asked to leave the room and in such cases will be considered absent. Disruptive activities include but are not limited to;
    • conversing with another person in such a way that it is distracting to the class or to the instructor or creates an interruption in the class sequence
    • speaking disrespectfully to the instructor or to another person
    • use of an electronic device in such a way as to be considered by the instructor to be disruptive
    • repeatedly leaving the room
    • consumption of food or beverages in such a way as to be considered disruptive by the instructor
    • creating a circumstance or situation that disrupts the classroom decorum
    • other behavior of a nature considered to be a distraction

Course Outline

 

 

Date

Topic/Text Chapter

 

Mon, Aug 28

Tonal Theory Review/Common Practice Concepts/Harmonic Series

 

Wed, Aug 30

Review cont., Intervals, Figured Bass, Second Inversion Triads, Harmonic Progression

 

Fri, Sep 1

Review, cont., Voice Leading and Analysis Techniques

Lab: Intervals Review-Dictation/Cycle of Fifths and Chord Progression-Dictation/Singing Intervals

Quiz: Review

Mon, Sep 4

Labor Day

No Class

Wed, Sep 6

Review cont., Analysis Techniques- Identifying Key of the Moment/Tonal and Modal Keys and How to Recognize them in

Common Practice works

 

Fri, Sep 8

Review cont. Read and study the material in Chap. 13, including the musical examples.

Lab: Diatonic Modes

Quiz: Review

Mon, Sep 11

Chap 13: Diatonic 7th Chords-V7 in Root Position (3 and 4 voices)

Classwork 1

Wed, Sep 13

V7 in Root Position, cont.

Classwork 2

Fri, Sep 15

Other Resolutions of V7

 

Mon, Sep 18

V7 Chord in First Inversion

Quiz:V7 Chord

Wed, Sep 20

V7 Chord in Second Inversion

Exam I: V7 Chord

Fri, Sep 22

Chap 14: ii7 and vii7 chords in root positon and inversion

Classwork 3

Mon, Sep 25

Chap 15: I/i, IV/iv, VI/vi, III/iii

Classwork 4

Wed, Sep 27

 

Quiz: Other Diatonic 7ths

Fri, Sep 29

Seventh chords, cont.

Exam II: Diatonic 7ths

Mon, Oct 2

Chap 16: Chromaticism I-Secondary Dominants and Tonicization

Classwork 5

Wed, Oct 4

Secondary Dominants-Examples from the  Literature

Classwork 6

Fri, Oct 6

 

Quiz: Secondary Dominants

Mon, Oct 9

Chap 17: Chromaticism II Secondary Leading Tone Sevenths, Spelling/Writing Secondary Leading Tone Sevenths

 

Wed, Oct 11

Secondary Leading Tone Sevenths in the Literature

Quiz: LT7ths

Fri, Oct 13

 

Exam III: Chromaticism I/II

Mon, Oct 16

Chap 18: Modulation-Common Chord

Classwork 7

Wed, Oct 18

Chap19: Other Modulations-Common Tone

Classwork 8

Fri, Oct 20

Modulation, Monophonic/Sequential

 

Mon, Oct 23

 

Quiz: Modulation

Wed, Oct 25

Altered Chords (V/V) as modulations

 

Fri, Oct 27

 

Exam IV: Modulation

Mon, Oct 30

Chap 20: Forms-One Part Forms: Terminology of Forms, Phrase, Cadence. Baroque Prelude/ Figuration Prelude

Classwork 10

Wed, Nov 1

Binary Forms

Classwork 11

Fri, Nov 3

Rounded Binary and Ternary Forms

Classwork 12

Mon, Nov 6

Blues Form and Other Sectional Forms/Rondo

 

Wed, Nov 8

Forms, cont.

Quiz: Forms

Fri, Nov 10

 

Exam V: Forms

Mon, Nov 13

Chap 21: Mode Mixture (Borrowed Chords) Borrowed Chords in Minor

Classwork 13

Wed, Nov 15

Borrowed chords in Major

Classwork 14

Fri, Nov17

Other Borrowed Chords in Major

Quiz: Borrowed Chords

Mon, Nov 20

Neapolitan Chord

Classwork 15

Wed, Nov 22

Neapolitan as Pivot Chord

Quiz: Neapolitan Chord

Fri, Nov 24

 

Exam VI: Borrowed Chords and Neapolitan 6th

Mon, Nov 27

Chap 22: Augmented Sixth Chords/Spelling the +6/It+6

Classwork 16

Wed, Nov 29

Fr+6

Classwork 17

Fri, Dec 1

Ger+6

Classwork 18

Mon, Dec 4

Other uses of Aug6th

 

Wed, Dec 6

 

Quiz: Aug 6th

Fri, Dec 6

Review Class/Optional Attendance

 

Mon, Dec. 11, 8:00-10 AM

Final Exam

Exam VII

 

 

 

 

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.