Calendar

This course has two weekly labs, a one-hour sight-singing lab and a one-hour piano lab, which are not listed within the course calendar.

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES

1

Ritual Reading of the Syllabus, Pre-test, Overview

 

2

Keys, Scales, Modes, Intervals

Assignment 1

 

3

Rhythm and Meter

Triads and Seventh Chords

Assignment 2

Practice Quiz (C Major, a Minor)

 

4

Procedures of Four-part Writing

Assignment 3

Quiz 1 (G Major, e Minor)

 

5

Rules for Two-part Counterpoint

Assignment 4

 

6

Root-position Tonic and Dominant

Assignment 5

Quiz 2 (F Major, d Minor)

 

7

First-inversion Tonic, Dominant, Leading-tone Triads

Assignment 6

Quiz 3 (D Major, b Minor)

 

8

Inversions of the Dominant Seventh

Assignment 7

 

9

Preparing the Dominant, via ^4 in the Bass

Assignment 8

Quiz 4 (B-flat Major, g Minor)

 

10

The Cadential Six-four

Assignment 9

 

11

Assignment 10

Quiz 5 (A Major, f-sharp Minor)

 

12

Assignment 11

 

13

Midterm Exam (In class)

 

14

Assignment 12

 

15

Melodic Figuration

Assignment 13

 

16

Rhythmic Figuration

Assignment 14

Quiz 6 (E-flat Major, c Minor)

 

17

Rhythmic Figuration (cont.)

Assignment 15

 

18

Subdominant and Submediant Triads

Assignment 16

Quiz 7 (E Major, c-sharp Minor)

 

19

Supertonic and Subdominant Seventh Chords

Quiz 8 (A-flat Major, f Minor)

Draft of final project due

20

Applied Dominants, a.k.a. Secondary Dominants

Assignment 17

 

21

The Dominant as a Key Area

Assignment 18

Quiz 9 (B Major, g-sharp Minor)

 

22

Diatonic Modulation (only Modulatory Techniques)

Assignment 19

 

23

Quiz 10 (D-flat Major, b-flat Minor)

Final project due

24

Assignment 20

Evaluations, Summation, Post-test

 

25

Performances of Final Projects (In class)

 

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
grading Exams with Solutions
group_work Projects with Examples