|Instructor: Stephen Peles||Office: 252-A Moody Music Building|
|Office phone: 348-1472|
|Office Hours: by appointment|
|Assistant: Allen Clements|
Materials (bring with you to all classes)
|Textbooks:||Harmony and Voice Leading, Edward Aldwell & Carl Schachter (hereafter "A&S")|
|Scales, Keys, Intervals, Triads, Rhythm and Meter, John Clough & Joyce Conley (hereafter "C&C")|
|Other:||music paper, note paper, pencils.|
This course consists of two components: theory (MWF) and musicianship (TTh). You will receive a grade for each, and your final grade will be the average of the twoöthus each will count for exactly one half of your final grade. The theory component grade will be calculated as follows (for the musicianship grade please see the musicianship syllabus).
|Homework assignments and quizzes: 50%|
|Midterm exam: 20%|
|Final exam: 30%|
In accordance with University of Alabama grading policy, final letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
|A+ = 97-100||A = 93-96||A- = 90-92|
|B+ = 87-89||B = 83-86||B- = 80-82|
|C+ = 77-79||C = 73-76||C- = 70-72|
|D+ = 67-69||D = 63-66||D- = 60-62|
|F = 0-59|
Course material is presented in three forms: textbook readings, handouts, and lectures. You are responsible for all material, regardless of the medium of presentation. It is of utmost importance that you bring note paper and music paper to class and take notes. In the event that you are absent for a lecture, be sure to get the notes for that class from a classmate.
Homework assignments, reading assignments included, are listed on the schedule to follow on the day they are DUE.
C & C is a programmed text, requiring you to write the answers in the text itself. These will be examined on the days indicated on the schedule; failure to do the C&C assignment will cause your homework grade for that week to be lowered by 10%.
|Students will be allowed 5 unexcused absences for theory and musicianship combined.|
|Students will be excused for the following reasons only:|
Any student who misses more than 20% of the total number of classes (theory and musicianship combined) is advised to withdraw from the course. Failure to do so will result in a grade of F.
Terms and Concepts (and a Little Bit of History)
Aug. 20 Introduction; Music in the Late 18th Century.
Aug. 22 "
Aug. 25 1/2 Steps, Whole Steps, the Major Scale C&C sets 1, 2, & 3.
Aug. 27 Intervals C&C set 4
Aug. 29 The Minor Mode HW 1 A&S Chaps. 1 & 2
Sept. 3 Triads and Seventh Chords; QUIZ C&C sets 9, 10, & 11
Sept. 5 " C&C sets 12,13, & 14 HW 2
Sept. 10 " A&S Chaps. 3 & 4
Sept. 12 Basic Principles of Voice Leading in Four Parts HW 3 A&S Chap. 5
Harmonic Progression and Elaboration
Sept. 17 The Basic Harmonic Progression: Completeand A & S Chap. 6
Interrupted; Phrase and Cadence; QUIZ
Sept. 19 " HW 4 C&C sets 20 & 21
Sept. 24 I6, V6, vii06 A&S chap. 7
Sept. 26 " HW 5C&C set 23
Oct. 1 MIDTERM EXAM
Oct. 3 MIDTERM EXAM
Oct. 8 " A&S chap.8
Oct. 10 Inversions of V7 HW 6
Elaborations of the Basic Harmonic Progression
Oct. 15 Chords of Predominant Function; QUIZ A&S chap. 9
Oct. 17 " HW 7
Oct. 22 The "Cadential 6/4 Chord" as Elaboration of V A&S chap. 10
Oct. 24 " HW 8
Elements of Form
Oct. 27 Phrases and Periods C&C set 28
Oct. 29 " ; QUIZ
Oct. 31 Extending a Phrase: The "Deceptive" Cadence HW 9
Nov. 3 Motivic Relations Within and Between Phrases C&C set 29
Nov. 5 "
Nov. 7 Binary FormHW 10
Nov. 12 Passing and Neighbor 6/4 Chords; QUIZ A&S chap. 19
Nov. 14 Other 6/4 Usages HW 11
Nov. 17 Further on Melody Harmonization C&C set 31
Nov. 19 "
Nov. 21 Instrumental Elaboration HW 12
Nov. 26 " ; QUIZ
Nov. 28 No Class Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec. 3 "
Dec. 5 " HW 14
*** Final Exam: ***