I.MUSIC 2221/01:THEORY III
Department of Music
Kennesaw State University
Fall Semester 2001
II.PROFESSOR:David Watkins,(770) 423-6270
Music Building, Room 104
Office Hours: Posted and by appointment
Note:Please supply me with your Pigseye e-mail address on campus or your e-mail address at home. This syllabus is attached to my web page at http://campus.kennesaw.edu on campus. Click on faculty WebPages. Scroll down to David Watkins.Click on the name. Scroll down to syllabi and click on Music 2221.
III.CLASS MEETING: MW 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Music 107
Note: You must be jointly registered for Aural Skills III. TTH 11:00-11:50 a.m.
1. Tonal Harmony, revised fourth edition, by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne. Textbook
CHAPTERS 15-24 OF THE TEXT WILL BE COVERED THIS SEMESTER.
2. Tonal Harmony, revised fourth edition, by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne. Workbook
3. Manuscript paper for certain homework assignments.
V.CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Prerequisite MUSI 1122. For Music Majors. Advanced correlated study of music theory and harmony of common practice period including chromatic harmony and 20th century harmonic techniques. Components include composition, improvisation, literature analysis and practical keyboard application.
Knowledge of complex musical construction is essential for every aspiring professional musician. Music 2221 continues the development of knowledge and skills
Required for analysis of music in performance and teaching. The importance of developing these skills cannot be overstated. Materials used will be drawn from
Western European art music, but also from various other cultures, including indigenous American musical styles as appropriate.
VII.GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The student will work in the following areas:
1. Composition using tonal principles.
2. Analysis of phrase, harmony and form.
3. Voice-leading and part writing.
4. Complex functions of diatonic and non-diatonic chords.
5. Keyboard skills
6.Guided improvisation using elements of melody, rhythm and harmony.
VIII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
A. Special Projects:
1. See page 216 in your Workbook for Tonal Harmony.Compose examples G, 1 and 3 and transcribe your work into Finale in the Computer Lab. Compose the bass line of each example according to the given chord progression. Then compose the soprano line. Endeavour to write a very smooth soprano line that honours the rules of melodic construction. Finally, part-write the inner voices and make necessary adjustments to the texture. These examples make use of chords that will be covered later in the semester.You can, however, accomplish this assignment before we get to Chapter 22 if you read ahead and ask questions. Save your work on a disk. When you have finished, present your disk to me in order to claim your points. Points will be awarded based on the quality of your work.It is expected that you will do this work independently. (See Academic Integrity statement below.)
This project must be turned in no later than December 6, 2001.
The faculty of the Department of Music and Performing Arts believe that attendance and participation are essential parts of arts courses. Therefore, class attendance is expected at each class meeting for the full class period.If you are absent for as many as three (3) class periods, your final grade will be lowered one full letter. A fourth (4) absence will result in your being required to appear before a panel of department faculty to address your attendance problems. If you miss as many as five (5) classes, your final grade will be lowered two full letter grades. A sixth class absence will result in automatic failure in the course. Arriving late or leaving early will result in your being counted absent.
Tests will be given in class on:
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 (This will be a take-home test to be turned in this day, since I will be at a conference out of state.)
The final examination will be held on Wednesday December 12, 2001, 11:00 am. -1:00 p.m.
Please Note: Tests not taken in class at the scheduled time must be taken at the earliest date possible following the missed test.
The last day to drop this course without academic penalty is October 19, 2001.
Homework assignments are due the next class after the assignment is made. We will go over the homework before you turn it in, but it will be advisable for you to have completed it, so that you can check your work as we discuss it in class.
Occasionally, for special events such as classes by the Atlanta Chamber Players, class will meet in Room 109. These dates will be announced as they develop.
There will also be dates when I must be away for professional engagements and conferences. I will always give you as much notice as possible prior to these absences.
Analysis project....................................100 points
Computer project..................................100 points
Keyboard skills .....................................100 points
Tests (150 x 2,).....................................300 points
Final Examination.................................200 points
A =900- 1000
B =800- 899
D =600- 699
F =0- 599
NOTE: Technology Available:
The Department of Music maintains a state-of-the-art Computer Lab in Room 102 of the Music Building. The student assistants in the lab will be able and happy to assist, should you have questions as you proceed with your project in VIII A above.
Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty,
including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled
through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an “informal” resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct’s minimum one semester suspension requirement.
!!HAVE A GREAT SEMESTER!!