MWS2200 Music Theory II

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Garfield Harvey

Course Description:

This course builds on Music Theory I by expanding the students understanding of harmony and voice-leading chords. We will explore both diatonic and chromatic chord progressions. The course prepares students for courses in music composition and other advanced music classes. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the students music theory knowledge. Students will learn how to analyze and compose music that goes beyond structural harmony and into creative music.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will gain general knowledge that allows them to understand, identify and write diatonic and secondary triads, pivot-chord and modulations and embellishing tones. Students will have an opportunity to compose harmonic progressions in four voices. Finally, students will learn how to analyze sequences, phrase models, relative keys and the role of imagination/creativity in music.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course that prepares students for courses in music composition and other advanced music classes. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the students music theory knowledge. Students will learn how to analyze and compose music that goes beyond structural harmony and into creative music.