This course begins a more focused investigation of the materials and expressive possibilities of Western music from the common practice era (ca. 1700--1900) with forays into theories of world musics, experimental notation, and freer styles of composition. Topics include modes, the use of seventh chords, nonharmonic tones, tonicizations, modulation, and musical form. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing musicianship through weekly work on solfège, sight-singing, and dictation. Students learn how to harmonize melodies at the keyboard or on other instruments.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||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, 8th ed. revised (New York: McGraw Hill, 2018), Textbook and Workbook
Carol Krueger, PROGRESSIVE SIGHT-SINGING, 2nd edition.New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
|Examinations 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 12 weekly skill sections (1 hr each), time TBA.
|Instructor(s): Alden,Jane Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 8||FR: 8|
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