MUS 202T Music Theory (3 credits)

Chromatic harmony will be reviewed through harmonic, structural, and textural analysis. 18th century counterpoint, terminology, and contrapuntal forms (invention, canon, and fugue), and basic principles of two-part writing will be introduced through analysis. Classical sonata form will be studied and an analytical paper based on a standard classical sonata form piece will be required. The rise of non-functional harmony will be introduced along with developments in the early and mid-20th century, to include impressionism generally along with the expansion of timbral resources, modal and non-diatonic scales, upper-overtone harmony, non-tertian harmony, serialism, pandiatonicism, neoclassicism, minimalism, aleatoric principles, and free atonality.