Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is an intensive study of diatonic harmony in major and minor modes and includes structural and stylistic analysis of music from 1700 to 1900. The emphasis is on continued development of four-part writing skills using seventh and borrowed chords, non-harmonic tones, suspensions, retardations, figured bass, 6/4 chords, modulation and tonicization. The course will include analysis of Baroque and classical pieces of music and an examination of structural elements, large-scale events, analysis, and form. The course will also include identifying, creating, and composing with the modes of the major scale. This course is designed for the student pursuing music as a major or for the student interested in enhancing technical knowledge of music.