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Music Theory III
Course: MTC205

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: The study of chromatic harmony and melody, modulation techniques and expanded chords. The analysis of formal structure

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and notate altered chords. (I)
2. Identify and notate modulations to non-closely related keys. (II)
3. Identify and notate ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords. (III)
4. Describe and analyze various musical forms. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Altered chords
   A. Figured bass symbols
   B. Analysis symbols
   C. Voice leading
   D. Borrowed chords
      1. Borrowed chords in major keys
      2. Borrowed chords in minor keys
   E. Augmented sixth chords
      1. Italian
      2. French
      3. German
      4. Doubly augmented sixth (English)
   F. Neapolitan sixth
   G. Altered dominants
   H. Fully-diminished seventh chord
   I. Chromatic mediants
II. Modulation
   A. Pivot chord modulation
   B. Enharmonic modulation
      1. Using German sixth/V chord
      2. Using fully-diminished seventh chords
   C. Sequential modulation
III. Extended harmony
   A. Ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords
   B. Analysis symbols
   C. Figured bass symbols
   D. Voice leading
IV. Part-forms
   A. Two-part form
   B. Three-part form
   C. Sonata form
   D. Rondo form
   E. Composite form
   F. Variation forms
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 3/28/1995

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