Kennesaw, Georgia 30144



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 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


2. Tonal Harmony, revised fourth edition, by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne. Workbook

3. Manuscript paper for certain homework assignments.



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.



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. 



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.

    It is hoped that each of you will excel in Music 2221 and progress to Music 2222.The following project is assigned with that in mind: Choose the first movement of a Classical piano sonatina or sonata in sonataallegroform. Let me approve and record your choice before you proceed.Analyze the harmonic and phrase structure of this movement. Submit a clean, legible copy of your analysis to me on or before Monday, November 19, 2001.
  1. Next semester you will compose an original piece closely modelled on this movement that you have analyzed. Your composition will make exclusive use of the harmonic and phrase structure of this piece. This information should figure heavily in your initial choice of composition for analysis.  
B.Keyboard Requirements
1. Be able to play secondary dominants of all root position diatonic triads in any major or minor key requested. 
2. Be able to play secondary diminished triads of all root position diatonic triads in any major or minor key requested. 



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

Homework.............................................200 points

Total..............................1000 points

Grading Scale:

A =900- 1000

B =800- 899

C =700-799

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.