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Music Theory II

TEXTBOOK/SOURCES:Essentials of Music Theory, Books 2 and 3 by Andrew

Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus

 

PURPOSE:The purpose of Music Theory II is to equip students with the ability to use and appreciate music through a thorough understanding of the language of music. Activities in Music Theory II will explore basic elements of music through reading, writing, listening, aural recognition, improvisation and composition.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES: The student will:

Name, define, and identify the symbol for rhythmic, melodic and harmonic

elements of music being studied.

Read known and unknown rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns of music

with accuracy.

Write known and unknown rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns of music

accurately with correct notation.

Aurally identify rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns of music from known

and unknown patterns.

Listen to and analyze recorded examples of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic

elements of music found in music literature.

Create and improvise rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns of music.

Apply the above skills to basic compositional devices found in music.

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit Seven:

Tetra Chords and Key Signatures 

Unit Eight:
Major scales, chromatic scales, intervals and circle of fifths.  

Unit Nine:
Major and minor intervals, augmented and diminished intervals, solfege and transposition 

Unit Ten:
16th notes and rests, dotted 8th notes, common time and cut time.
Unit Eleven:
3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures, eighth notes triplets, pick-up notes and syncopation.

Unit Twelve:
Triads, scale degree names and dominant 7th chords. 

Unit Thirteen:
Inverted triads, figured bass and major chord progressions. 

Unit Fourteen:
Minor Scales, minor triads and augmented and diminished triads.
Unit Fifteen:
•Primary triads in minor keys, minor chord progressions and modes.
Unit Sixteen:
•Harmonizing a melody in a major key, broken chords, arpeggiated accompaniments, passing and neighboring tones, composing a melody in a major key.
Unit Seventeen:
•Harmonizing a melody in a minor key, composing in a minor key, 12- bar blues chord progression, and the blues scale.
Unit Eighteen:
•Basic forms of music, binary, ternary and rondo forms.

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