This course begins a more focused investigation of the materials and expressive possibilities of Western music from the common practice era (ca. 1700--1900). There are also forays into jazz theory, theories of world musics, and freer styles of composition. Topics include modes, the use of seventh chords, nonharmonic tones, tonicizations, modulation, and musical form. Work on sight singing and dictation continues. Students also learn to play scales and harmonic progressions and to harmonize melodies at the keyboard.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Stefan Kostka, Dorothy Payne, and Byron Almén, TONAL HARMONY, 7th ed revised, New York: McGraw Hill, 2012 Textbook and workbook
Carol Krueger, PROGRESSIVE SIGHT-SINGING, 2nd edition.New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be weekly homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm exam and a final composition project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will be required to attend weekly skill sections (50 minutes), time TBA.
|Instructor(s): Grant,Roger Mathew Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 8||FR: 8|
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