MUS 143   Music Theory: Harmony III* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : MUS 142 or department approval.

This is a continuation of the study of the harmonic system used in all music composed from 1650 to 1900 and still in use in many areas of music composition today. Important topics include devices of modulation, binary and ternary, and 12 bar blues musical forms and application of part writing procedures to instrumental music. Particular attention will be paid to the nature and functions of diatonic seventh chords, secondary dominants, borrowed chords and Neopolitan chords. Students will work with keyboard harmony exercises of increasing difficulty. Selected software programs will enhance student skills and understanding.