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
•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.
•Tetra Chords and Key Signatures
•Major scales, chromatic scales, intervals and circle of fifths.
•Major and minor intervals, augmented and diminished intervals, solfege and transposition
•16th notes and rests, dotted 8th notes, common time and cut time.
•3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures, eighth notes triplets, pick-up notes and syncopation.
•Triads, scale degree names and dominant 7th chords.
•Inverted triads, figured bass and major chord progressions.
•Minor Scales, minor triads and augmented and diminished triads.
•Primary triads in minor keys, minor chord progressions and modes.
•Harmonizing a melody in a major key, broken chords, arpeggiated accompaniments, passing and neighboring tones, composing a melody in a major key.
•Harmonizing a melody in a minor key, composing in a minor key, 12- bar blues chord progression, and the blues scale.
•Basic forms of music, binary, ternary and rondo forms.