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 (in Course Reader):
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone (dedicated line available until 8PM). In advance of due date, assignments may be faxed or sent as
Finale or Sibelius attachments for approval (be sure to include .MUS or .sib file extensions).
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 Haydn Sonata movement (students may check 'First Movement Form:
Sonata Principles" in Course Reader)..
Updated, January 5, 2003.
Students would check this version for latest revisions.