Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Music Theory (Division 696)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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It is possible for LS&A students to elect a concentration program in music, and this program is described in the LS&A Bulletin. In addition, music courses are frequently elected by LS&A students not concentrating in Music. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, and Music Theory are elected for LS&A credit. Some of these courses can be used in an area distribution plan. LS&A students may elect music PERFORMANCE courses for degree credit, but this credit counts toward the maximum twelve non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward an AB/BS degree or twenty non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward a BGS degree. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, Music Theory, and Performing Arts Technology are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Music.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


Mus. Theory 139. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills I.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 129 or placement by Theory Evaluation Survey Test. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the Chairman of the Department of Music Theory. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Sight-singing, vocal chord arpeggiation, keyboard and dictation exercises, major and minor keys including diatonic sequences, most frequent patterns of modulation and special techniques associated with 5-3 and 6-3 chords.

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Mus. Theory 140. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills II.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 139. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A continuation of Music Theory 139.

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Mus. Theory 150. Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills II.

Instructor(s): Nadine Hubbs (nhubbs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 149. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A continuation of Music Theory 149. Review of rudiments; introduction to harmony and voice-leading involving triads, seventh chords, figured bass and procedures for four-voice writing; writing activities with diatonic harmony including cadential 6-4, analyses of harmony, phase-structure, texture and elements of configuration in shorter pieces.

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Mus. Theory 238. Introduction to Musical Analysis.

Instructor(s): Wayne Petty (pettyw@umich.edu) , Andrew Mead (amead@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 137. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course is a continuation of Music Theory 137 and thus assumes a basic understanding of scales, chords, and tonal harmony. In Music Theory 238 an emphasis is placed on elements of chromaticism, larger forms and 20th-century techniques. Laboratory sessions supplement lectures and provide opportunities for discussion and practical application of musical materials. One term-long analysis project and weekly homework assignments.

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Mus. Theory 239. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills III.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 140 and 150, and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 249. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Deals with chords to areas other then V; modulation to wider ranges of keys, harmony involving mixture, tonicization in major and minor and Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords.

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Mus. Theory 240. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills IV.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 239 and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 250. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A continuation of Music Theory 239. The last half of this course introduces 20th-century materials.

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Mus. Theory 250. Basic Musicianship: Written Skills IV.

Instructor(s): Walter Everett (weverett@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 249 and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 240. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A continuation of Music Theory 249. Writing activities involving melodic and rhythmic figuration, leading-tone seventh chords, diatonic modulation and chromatic voice-leading techniques; analysis of period structure, binary form, ternary forms. The last half of this course introduces 20th-century materials such as atonality, exotic scales, pitch-class sets, and 12-tone serialism.

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Mus. Theory 250. Basic Musicianship: Written Skills IV.

Instructor(s): Edward Sarath (sarahara@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 249 and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 240. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A continuation of Music Theory 249. Writing activities involving melodic and rhythmic figuration, leading-tone seventh chords, diatonic modulation and chromatic voice-leading techniques; analysis of period structure, binary form, ternary forms. The last half of this course introduces 20th-century materials such as atonality, exotic scales, pitch-class sets, and 12-tone serialism.

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Mus. Theory 351. Analysis of Tonal Music.

Instructor(s): Wayne Petty (pettyw@umich.edu) , Ellwood Derr (ellwoodz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 238, 240, 334. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In-depth analysis emphasizing elements of structures evident in various important examples, offering a variety of analytical problems; readings on tonal forms.

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Mus. Theory 430. Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music.

Instructor(s): Andrew Mead (amead@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Theory 351. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Primary emphasis is on the development of analytical and aural skills in significant 20th-century music using varied repertoire, varied aural and analytical approaches.

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