Music theory III – musc 2013

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Tulsa Community College – SE

Fall 2016 Heidi Rigert Office Rm: 6267C

MW 11:00-12:20 Phone: 595-7755 607-4892 (cell)

3 credits E-mail:

Call #: 11432 Office Hours: MW 12:30 -1; 3-3:30

Room: 6208 TR 9:30-11, 2:30-3:30; F 11 – 1

School of Visual and Performing Arts:

Kelly Clark, Dean

Phone: 595-7752 Room: 6267
Course Description:

Harmonic analysis will include: a review of secondary dominants and leading-tone chords, a study of modulation, and an introduction to chromatic chords: Borrowed Chords, Neapolitan 6th Chords, Augmented 6th Chords. Formal analysis will include: review of binary and ternary, an introduction to 18th-Century Fugue and the Classical forms: Theme and Variations, Sonata Form and Rondo Form. Lecture: 3 hours.

Prerequisites: Music Theory II, MUS 1023 and Aural Theory II, MUS 1072
Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment MUS 2062 (Aural Theory) and MUS 1632 (Class Piano). The co-requisite in Piano may be waived by demonstration of proficiency to one of TCC’s full-time music faculty. Enrollment in at least one performance group and a 2-credit lesson is also required each semester for music majors.

Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music, 7th edition, McGraw Hill: 2013. .

Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Workbook for Tonal Harmony and CDs, McGraw Hill: 2013.

Finale or Sibelius will be required for some of the assignments.
Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze diatonic and chromatic harmonies including secondary functions, modulations, borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6th, Augmented 6th chords found in music in the common practice period.

  • Analyze and compare small and large form structures from the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic periods.

  • Demonstrate mastery of part writing skills and understanding of harmonizing melodies including diatonic and chromatic harmonies

  • Create short compositions demonstrating understanding of the above diatonic and chromatic harmonies, melodies and form.

  • Illustrate and communicate mastery of above skills by writing a short essay and presenting individual analysis project.

Teaching Methods:

Lecture, in-class demonstration of analysis and part writing, listening examples, class discussion, group projects, compositions.

Evaluation Techniques:

Students will earn points by successfully completing assignments and tests. Maximum number of points for every test and assignment is shown below.

Examinations will consist primarily of part writing and analysis. Music theory tests are necessarily comprehensive. ATTENDANCE AT ALL EXAMS IS MANDATORY. If the student is not present for an exam, he/she will receive a failing grade. Makeup exams are given only on rare or emergency occasions with approval of the professor.

Written assignments will be given approximately every one to two weeks. The grade for late assignments will be lowered half a letter grade for every class period late unless otherwise designated by instructor.

Quizzes will be given periodically.

Group project and presentation of a musical analysis will be required during the semester.

Individual project will be required during the semester.

Grading System: Number of points: Min. Number required:

Exams 300 pts.(100 pts each) 3 (all)

Assignments (8) 140 pts.(20 pts. each) 7 of 8 lowest grade dropped

Group Project/Presentation 50 pts. 1 (all)

Individual analysis project 70 pts. 1 (all)

Quizzes (3) 100 pts.(50 pts. each) 2 of 3 lowest grade dropped)

Total number of points equals final grade:

594 and up = A

528-593 = B

462-527 = C

396-461 = D

395 and below = F

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance is essential in a class of this nature as lectures, daily discussions, assignments, etc. build upon each other. Each absence makes it more difficult to keep up with assignments, etc. More than three absences is considered excessive. The student is responsible for consulting with the professor regarding any absences and the makeup work required.

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance is required because of the importance of daily discussions, especially concerning listening examples. The student is responsible for consulting with the professor regarding any absences and the makeup work required. If the student does not officially withdraw and is consistently absent from class, the student will receive a failing grade. (See Course withdrawal policy below.)

Classroom Conduct:

Please be respectful to professor and all students. Refrain from talking when professor or classmate is speaking. Do not work on material not related to this class during class hours.

Do not use cell phones or any other electronic devices during class time. NO TEXTING or INTERNET USE DURING CLASS unless approved by Professor.
Availability of Professor:

The professor will be available for tutoring sessions during office hours or by appointment. Students are encouraged to ask for assistance when needed and may leave a message on office or cell voice mail

Course Withdrawal : The deadline to withdraw from a course shall not exceed 3/4 the duration of any class. Check the TCC Academic Calendar for the deadline that applies to the course(s). Begin the process with a discussion with the faculty member assigned to the course.   Contact the Advisement Office at any TCC campus to initiate withdrawal from a course ('W' grade) or to change from Credit to Audit.   Withdrawal and/or change to an audit from a course after the drop/add period can alter the financial aid award for the current and future semesters.   Students may receive an outstanding bill from TCC if the recalculation leaves a balance due to TCC.   Students who stop participating in the course and fail to withdraw may receive a course grade of “F,” which may have financial aid consequences for the student.

Email: All TCC students receive a designated TCC email address (ex: All communications to you about TCC and course

assignments will be sent to your TCC email address; and you must use TCC email to send email to, and receive email from, the instructor regarding this course.
Inclement Weather: If extreme weather conditions or emergency

situations arise, TCC gives cancellation notices to radio and television stations. This information is also posted on the TCC website ( and sent via TCC Emergency Alerts. Register to receive TCC Alerts from the MyTCC home page ( ).

Academic dishonesty: Academic dishonesty (cheating) is defined as the deception of others about one’s own work or about the work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a policy delegating certain forms of authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such disciplinary actions delegated to the faculty include, but are not limited to, the dismissal of disrespectful or disorderly students from classes. In the case of academic dishonesty a faculty member may:

  • Require the student to redo an assignment or test, or require the student to complete a substitute assignment or test;

  • Record a "zero" for the assignment or test in question;

  • Recommend to the student that the student withdraw from the class, or administratively withdraw the student from the class;

  • Record a grade of "F" for the student at the end of the semester.

Faculty may request that disciplinary action be taken against a student at the administrative level by submitting such a request to the Dean of Student Services.

Course Drop or Withdrawal: A student who has been found responsible for academic dishonesty in a course may not drop or withdraw from the course without faculty approval. If the student processes a drop or withdrawal from the course, the action will be reversed and the appropriate grade will be recorded on the student's transcript.

Disability Resources:  It is the policy and practice of Tulsa Community College to create inclusive learning environments. Accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are available. To request accommodations, contact the Education Access Center (EAC) at or call (918) 595-7115 (Voice). Deaf and hard of hearing students may text (918) 809-1864.
Tobacco Free College: Tulsa Community College is a Tobacco Free college in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 2012-01 and Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1-1523 which prohibits smoking or the use of any tobacco products in all public places, in any indoor workplace, and all vehicles owned by the State of Oklahoma and all of its agencies and instrumentalities. This Order includes property leased, rented, or owned by TCC including, but not limited to, all grounds, buildings, facilities, and parking lots. Tulsa Community College’s policy includes a tobacco free environment on all campus and off-campus locations conducting TCC credit or non-credit classes. The TCC Campus Police is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Tobacco-Free Environment Policy. Violations of the policy may be addressed through issuance of campus or state citations.

COURSE OUTLINE (Subject to change!)
Week of: Chapter or Topic covered: Due Dates:

Aug. 22 Pre-test; Review Secondary Functions; Ch 18:

Modulations Using Diatonic Common Chords
Aug. 29 Modulations using common chords Due 8/29: review

Sept. 5 NO CLASS – Labor Day

Sept. 7 Other Modulatory Techniques – Chapter 19 Due 9/7: Chapter 18

Sept. 12 Binary and Ternary Form – Chapter 20 Due 9/12: Chapter 19

Composition assignment; groups assigned Quiz 1: 9/14

Sept. 19 Test Review; EXAM I EXAM I – 9/21

Intro to Forms: Theme and Variations WED
Sept. 26 Sonata Form, Rondo and Fugue Due 9/28: Chapter 20

Group work Group Analysis 10/3

Oct. 3 Group Presentations Present Projects- 10/5

Oct. 10 Mode Mixture – Chapter 21 Composition due:10/10

Choose music for individual analysis
Oct. 17 The Neapolitan Chord – Chapter 22 Due 10/24: Chapter 21

Oct. 24 Assign Individual Projects Due 10/24: Chapter 22

Test Review Quiz 2: 10/26
Oct. 30 Work on Projects; Exam 2 EXAM 2 - 11/2
Nov. 7 Augmented Sixth Chords – Chapter 23 Project Analysis

Work on Projects Due: 11/9

Nov. 14 Review/ analysis conferences TBA Project Final Chart/Outline 11/16
Nov. 21 Presentations – you must be present Presentation-11/21

Nov. 28 Augmented Sixth Chords (cont.) Due 11/30: Chapter 23

Composition Assignment

Dec. 5 REVIEW Due 12/7: Composition


Dec. 14 11 am FINAL EXAM (no class Dec. 12)

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