Readings

Required Text for Lecture

Aldwell, Edward, and Carl Schachter. Harmony and Voice Leading. 3rd ed. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace, 2002. ISBN: 9780155062429. (Listed below as A+S.)

Various Composers. Five Centuries of Choral Music for Mixed Voices. Vol. 1. New York, NY: G. Schirmer, 1963.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS

1

Ritual Reading of the Syllabus, Pre-test, Overview

2

Keys, Scales, Modes, Intervals

Assignment 1

A+S. Chapters 1 and 2, skip pp. 25-26.

3

Rhythm and Meter

Triads and Seventh Chords

Assignment 2

Practice Quiz (C Major, a Minor)

A+S. Chapters 3 and 4.

4

Procedures of Four-part Writing

Assignment 3

Quiz 1 (G Major, e Minor)

A+S. Chapter 5.

5

Rules for Two-part Counterpoint

Assignment 4

Rules for Two-part Counterpoint (distributed in lecture 4)

6

Root-position Tonic and Dominant

Assignment 5

Quiz 2 (F Major, d Minor)

A+S. Chapter 6.

7

First-inversion Tonic, Dominant, Leading-tone Triads

Assignment 6

Quiz 3 (D Major, b Minor)

A+S. Chapter 7.

8

Inversions of the Dominant Seventh

Assignment 7

A+S. Chapter 8.

9

Preparing the Dominant, via ^4 in the Bass

Assignment 8

Quiz 4 (B-flat Major, g Minor)

A+S. Chapter 9.

10

The Cadential Six-four

Assignment 9

A+S. Chapter 10.

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

A+S. Chapter 20.

16

Rhythmic Figuration

Assignment 14

Quiz 6 (E-flat Major, c Minor)

A+S. Chapter 21, pp. 348-365.

17

Rhythmic Figuration (cont.)

Assignment 15

A+S. Chapter 21, pp. 365-371.

18

Subdominant and Submediant Triads

Assignment 16

Quiz 7 (E Major, c-sharp Minor)

A+S. Chapters 11 and 13.

19

Supertonic and Subdominant Seventh Chords

Quiz 8 (A-flat Major, f Minor)

A+S. Chapter 12.

20

Applied Dominants, a.k.a. Secondary Dominants

Assignment 17

A+S. Chapter 25.

21

The Dominant as a Key Area

Assignment 18

Quiz 9 (B Major, g-sharp Minor)

A+S. Chapter 14.

22

Diatonic Modulation (only Modulatory Techniques)

Assignment 19

A+S. Chapter 26, pp. 448-454 only “Modulatory Techniques.”

23

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

24

Assignment 20

Evaluations, Summation, Post-test

25

Performances of Final Projects (In class)

Course Info

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