First-Year Theory: Introduction to Tonality
There is graded dictation at the beginning of each class: any student who
misses a dictation will earn a zero, which cannot be made up. There will be six
written assignments in four-part harmony, and they are due on the days indicated.
Any late assignment will be downgraded: since papers will have numbers (e.g.
"0" is no mistakes and an "A") a number will be added for each class day late.
Papers with the grade of "X" must be rewritten and submitted at the next class.
Sample analysis of a bach chorale:
The music of J.S. Bach's Es is Genug
(with chord symbols and phrases marked).
The analysis itself.
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Students may seek help from the professor at the office hour, Wednesday 12:00-1:00 PM,
by e-mail (email@example.com), or by phone (dedicated line available until 8PM). In
advance of due date, assignments may be faxed for approval. Harmony assignments involve four-part
writing in Bach-Chorale style. Analysis paper #1 is a differential analysis of a Bach Chorale,
while #2 is a Mozart Sonata movement.
Updated, February 18, 2001.
Students would check this version for latest revisions.