Theory IV: Chromatic Harmony/Form & Analysis
Instructor: Dr. Vicky V. Johnson, Rm. 122
Office hours are posted on my door
For a week by week description of requirements, assignments, and exams, refer to the Course Outline at the following link:
Part-writing of figured bass exercises and melody harmonizations requiring altered chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords; remote modulations, study of sonata, rondo, variation and other nineteenth-century forms; aural skills. Introduction to analysis of tonal music according to the theory of structural levels.
Prerequisites: MUSI 1311, 1312, 2311.
Bruce Benward and Gary White. Music in Theory and Practice, (7th ed.), Vol. 2. (do not buy a used copy or an eBook)
You also need music staff paper, notebook, folder for handouts, pencil and eraser. I will not accept any assignment written in ink. Mechanical pencils are a good choice.
You MUST have access to a computer for receiving e-mails, checking the Course Outline, receiving assignments, downloading and uploading assignments, and to score student compositions. There are computers available in the Fine Arts building and in the library, open at scheduled times, but it is your responsibility to access these course elements as necessary. Your failure to do so is not an excuse for late or missed assignments, or for missing course updates or other communication. Finale (notation program) is available on computers in the Fine Arts building, but those labs are also used for classes, so schedule their use in advance.
To listen and study music of the classical and romantic styles.
To be acquainted with compositional practice of these styles.
To learn the current analytical techniques used with this music.
In-class lectures, discussions and analyses
Assignments, including student compositions.
Grading Will Be Based On
Assignments and compositions 50%
Midterm exam 20%
Final exam 20%
Class participation 10%
Note: Music exists in time. It is important for music professionals to be able to perceive and identify musical elements quickly or they will be of little use. For this reason, proficiency in the areas of music theory includes speed as well as understanding and assessment will include both.
Tarleton differentiates between a failed grade in a class because a student never attended (F0 grade), stopped attending at some point in the semester (FX grade), or because the student did not pass the course (F) but attended the entire semester. These grades will be noted on the official transcript. Stopping or never attending class can result in the student having to return aid monies received. For more information see the Tarleton Financial Aid website.
Attendance is required. Absences will only be excused with proper written documentation. This includes a note from a healthcare provider in case of illness or a form signed by a sponsor (presented in advance) in the case of a University sanctioned activity. Attendance at funerals and court appearances will also be excused with proper documentation and advance notice.
A student's absences will not change any deadline or assignment requirements. You are always responsible for any material you miss, so check the Course Outline and/or a fellow classmate for announcements, assignments, and requirements.
No food or drink in the classroom.
Turn off your cell phones and put them out of sight - mine and yours. Text messaging is prohibited in the classroom. Please see me if you have a special emergency situation requiring this type of communication.
Attention will be given to the lesson at hand, or you will be excused from the classroom. (In other words, no working on other homework, personal business, sleeping, etc.)
Keep your backpacks and other personal belongings out of the aisles for the sake of convenience and safety.
Do not leave the room during class except for an emergency as this disruption is almost always (except for an emergency) avoidable.
If your conduct for any reason is unacceptable, you will be asked to leave. Do not return to class until you have made an appointment to see me and the situation has been resolved.
All homework assignments are due at the start of class on the due date specified in the Course Outline. Specific instructions for assignments will often be listed in the Course Outline which will be updated on the course web page. It is important to refer to this page often. Any modifications to the schedule will be announced in class.
Late assignments will only be accepted with prior approval and then at a penalty of ten points per calendar day.
This course moves quickly. If you begin to experience problems, consult me right away. Do not wait until you are hopelessly behind or lost. Extra help (including tutoring) is available.
Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person's materials or ideas as one's own), or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are all impermissible. This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks, or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination; the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers; or the presentation of unacknowledged material as if it were the student's own work.
Any student caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive a grade of "F" for the class. Further disciplinary action may also be taken beyond the Department of Fine Arts. This decision will be mine in consultation with the department head. Cheating is serious business and the penalties for engaging in this sort of activity will be severe. Consult the following link for further information on academic conduct as specified in the TSU catalog. http://catalog.tarleton.edu/undergrad/academicinformation/
Students with Disabilities Policy
It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws. If you are a student with a disability seeking accommodations for this course, please contact the Center for Access and Academic Testing at 254.968.9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is located in Math 201. More information can be found at www.tarleton.edu/caat, in the University Catalog, or at www.ada.gov.
Service Learning (information only and will not be an additional requirement for this course)
In support of Tarleton's core value of service, each student is expected to participate in a service learning experience as part of the Spring term week of service. This experience will challenge students to be engaged in the local community, address a community need, connect course objectives to the world around you, and involve structured student reflection. In this service learning experience, you will not only enhance your knowledge and skills, but actively use those skills as you serve your community.
Created and Maintained by Vicky V. Johnson