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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ROOSEVELT: Manual for AH MUSC 202. Intermediate Music Theory.

Fall 2018

A&H MUSC 202

INTERMEDIATE MUSIC THEORY

Fall semester 2018

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AH MUSC 202 – INTERMEDIATE MUSIC THEORY

[FALL SEMESTER 2018]

Classroom no: XV
Class times: Thu (16:00-18:00) & Fri (08:45-10:45)

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Albert Clement & Dr. Marcel Zwitser


Email: a.clement@ucr.nl / m.zwitser@ucr.nl
Office No & location: Franklin 2.08
Appointments: to be arranged in class or by email

I. TRACK INFORMATION

• Prerequisites for AH MUSC 202: AH Introduction to Music Theory (100-level).


• AH MUSC 202 serves as prerequisite for AH Case Studies in Music (300-level).
• AH MUSC 202 is compulsory for all Performing Arts students.

This is a course in the UCR Musicology track and of the Special Programme Performing Arts.

II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course builds on the topics of AH Introduction to Music Theory. It studies the theory of
Western Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and expands on the topics dealt with in the
100-level course. Its four main elements are (1) analysis, (2) studies of the sources of western music
theory (3) harmony and counterpoint, and (4) notation (including mensural notation and tablature).
In this course, students will apply their knowledge and understanding of western music
theory (including its notation, keys, intervals, scales, etc., as well as the basics of harmony and voice
leading) in written work. AH MUSC 202 will go beyond the textbooks and students will be
encouraged to study original sources critically. The course aims high and looks for an integrated
approach, combining a critical understanding of music theory with its application in performance.
The course and the course materials used will link each of the issues that comprise a tonal
theory curriculum, explicitly and critically connecting written theory (writing and analysis), skills
(singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class.
Selected works from the history of western music will be analysed. The course will also
provide an overview over sources related to the development of harmony, counterpoint, musical
forms, aesthetics, and performance. During the entire course students will further deepen their skills
by means of weekly tests and assignments.

III. STUDY LOAD

This course earns students four credits (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS). The class meets twice a week for
two hours. Preparation time is approximately 10 hours per week.

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IV. COURSE MATERIALS

Required to purchase:
• Jane Piper Clendinning / Elisabeth West Marvin, The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis.
Second Edition (Norton: New York / London, 2011).
• Leo Treitler, Strunk’s Source Readings in Music History. Revised edition (Norton: New York /
London, 1998).

Recommended for further study:


• Selected entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (on-line version available to
students)
• Carl Parrish, The Notation of Medieval Music (Norton [Pendragon Edition]: New York 1978).
• Willi Apel, The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900-1600 (Cambridge, Mass., 41953).

V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

• Timely attendance at all tests, examinations and lectures is required. Students absent without prior
arrangement from any exam will receive a failing grade for that test. Students absent from class
without prior notification and permission will also seriously harm their final grade for this course.
• Reading, listening to, and studying compositions in addition to those dealt with in class is not only
required, but imperative because many of the repertoires covered in this course will be unfamiliar
to most.
• Reading of academic texts is required, not only of texts in the text books used in this course, but
also of such other articles or chapters of books as may be assigned and handed out or placed on
reserve by the instructor during the course of the semester.
• Timely completion of assigned homework, exercises, case studies and other assignments, following
the instructions arranged during classes.
• Timely completion of a term paper of ca. 2,500 words on a topic chosen by the student and
permitted by the instructor. This essay should clearly relate to the theme of the course and be
written in good academic prose.
- All written work needs to be handed in (final versions and former versions) in a Portfolio in the
final week of the course.

VI. ASSESSMENT

- (Almost weekly) tests of knowledge and understanding, all together: 15%


- (Almost weekly) practice of skills, all together: 15%
- 3 Mid-term Examinations (15% each) 45%
- Class participation: active involvement in presentations and discussions 10%
- 1 Term Paper 15%

The main criteria on what aspects students will be graded are:

- Critical reading of literature and text.


- Sound knowledge of all topics and themes discussed in class, to be demonstrated in written
exams.

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- Timely completion of all written work according to the guidelines mentioned above, and
testifying of a critical approach.
- The ability to present own research in an academic way.
- The ability to work in a group as an active member of a team.

VII. COURSE SCHEDULE - FALL SEMESTER 2018

Page numbers refer to the text books (TMG / SR) mentioned above.
N.B. Reading of materials recommended in class and related to the topics, as well as studying
corresponding sources is always required!
AUGUST/
Week 1 [35] General Introduction / General Recap
Thu 30 What is known, what is to be explored?
Reading: TMG Preface (xxii-xxxiii)
Fri 31
Fundamentals Recap I: From Pitch to Meter
Reading: TMG 21-86 [Ch 1-4]
SKILLS 1
SEPTEMBER
Week 2 [36] Fundamentals Recap II: From Keys to Chords
Thu 6 Reading: TMG 87-170 [Ch 5-8]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 1

Fri 7 Fundamentals Recap III: Intervals and Embellishment


Reading: TMG 171-211 [Ch 9-10]
SKILLS 2
Week 3 [37]
Thu 13 Harmony I
Reading: TMG 212-276 [Ch 11-13]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 2

Fri 14 Harmony II
Reading: TMG 277-317 [Ch 14-15]
SKILLS 3
Week 4 [38] Harmony III
Thu 20 Reading: TMG 318-352 [Ch 16-17]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 3
Fri 21 No class (day reserved to review, research, and relax)
Week 5 [39]
Thu 27 EXAMINATION I
Fri 28 Harmony IV
Reading: TMG 353-404 [Ch 18-19]
SKILLS 4
OCTOBER
Week 6 [40] Harmony V
Thu 4 Reading: TMG 405-466 [Ch 20-22]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 4
Fri 5
FORMS I
Reading: TMG 467-510 [Ch 23-24]
SKILLS 5

Week 7 [41] Forms II


Thu 11 Reading: TMG 511-551 [Ch 25-26]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 5

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FORMS III
Reading: TMG 552-598 [Ch 27-28]
SKILLS 6
Week - [42] 15-19 OCTOBER: FALL BREAK

Week 8 [43] Forms IV


Reading: TMG 599-643 [Ch 29-30]
SKILLS 7

EXAMINATION II

Week 9 [44]
NOVEMBER Forms V
Thu 1 Reading: TMG 644-691 [Ch 31-32]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 6

Fri 2 20th Century and Beyond I


Reading: TMG 692-732 [Ch 33-34]
SKILLS 8
Week 10 [45]
Thu 8 No class:
Fri 9 Advising & Moderation Days
Week 11 [46]
Tue 15 20th Century and Beyond II
Reading: TMG 733-766 [Ch 35-36]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 7

Fri 18 20th Century and Beyond III


Reading: TMG 767-804 [Ch 37-38]
SKILLS 9

Week 12 [47]
Thu 22 20th Century and Beyond IV
Reading: TMG 805-839 [Ch 39-40]
SOURCE STUDIES / TEST 8

Notation I
Fri 23
Capita selecta [Parrish / Apel]
SKILLS 10
Week 13 [48]
Thu 29 Notation II
Capita selecta [Parrish / Apel]
SKILLS 11

Fri 30 Notation III


Capita selecta [Parrish / Apel]
SKILLS 12
DECEMBER
Week 14 [49]
Thu 6 EXAMINATION III
Fri 7 INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS I
Week 15 [50]
Thu 13 INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS II

Fri 14 Handing in Portfolio & Final Discussion

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VIII. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (STLO)

Period Teaching activities Student is able to


Period 1 General Recap: Rhythm, Tempo, Pitch, Partially fulfil course objectives as
(Weeks 1, 2) Scales, Keys, Intervals, Chords. mentioned above, related to the teaching
Reading selected texts. activities in the left column
Period 2 Harmony Part 1 Reading selected Partially fulfil course objectives as
(Weeks 3, 4) texts; answering questions in writing: mentioned above, related to the teaching
presentations; contributing to class activities in the left column.
discussions. First examination.
Period 3 Harmony Part II. Reading selected Partially fulfil course objectives as
(Weeks 5, 6) texts; answering questions in writing: mentioned above, related to the teaching
presentations; contributing to class activities in the left column.
discussions.
Period 4 Aspects of Forms. Reading selected Partially fulfil course objectives as
(Weeks 7-9) texts; answering questions in writing: mentioned above, related to the teaching
presentations; contributing to class activities in the left column.
discussions. Second examination (all
aspects dealt with in class so far).
Period 5 20th Century and Beyond II. Research; Partially fulfil course objectives as
(Weeks 10- reading selected text, critical mentioned above, related to the teaching
11) discussion; activities in the left column.
Period 6 Notation; Third examination. Personal Hand in all written work mentioned above
(Weeks 12- research (presentations) and final (see Assessment). The continuous
15) preparations for the portfolio. assessment, tests, discussions,
presentations, and research aim to reach
the outcomes mentioned below.

The student who has completed this course:

1. Has a thorough knowledge of musical terminology:


a) Defines musical terms.
b) Describes given musical phenomena employing correct technical terms.

2. comprehends compositional techniques:


a) Understands and describes musical forms.
b) Organises disordered musical units in a logical order
c) Is able to relate compositional techniques to non-musical phenomena.

3. applies theoretical knowledge to concrete examples:


a) Determines key or mode of a given passage.
b) Identifies and constructs triads and seventh chords.
c) Translates Basso continuo figures into harmonic functions.
d) Translates mensural notation into modern notation.
e) Translates tablature notation into modern notation.
f) Has basic knowledge of modern notation software.

4. analyses musical structures in set pieces:

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a) Subdivides complex pieces into logical sections.


b) Provides a Roman numeral analysis of a set passage or piece.
c) Discusses the interdependence of musical motives.
d) Discusses the interdependence of musical figures and texts.

5. commands over practical musical skills:


a) Shows a thorough knowledge of harmony and counterpoint and is able to apply this
knowledge.
b) Is able to write sections of two-part free and imitative counterpoint.

6. assesses musical works on the basis of given criteria:


a) Evaluates in how far a piece corresponds to one of the set forms.
b) Discusses the quality of a piece in objective terms.
c) Discusses the quality of a performance in objective terms.

7. Has a profound knowledge and understanding of the main sources of Western music theory.

IX. RECOMMENDED SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING / PRACTICING /


RESEARCH

GENERAL

Anatomy of a Fugue and Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach (analysis)

Archive of Dissertation Abstracts in Music

Music Theory Online

Reading White Mensural Notation

Rhythm and Meter in Tonal Music: A Bibliography and Glossary of Terms

Temperaments

The Just Intonation Network

MUSIC RESEARCH DATABASES

18th-century Flute Database (listings for about 1700 instruments, with details of attribution, maker's
mark, materials, keys, and reports in the literature)

All-Music Guide (index to recordings, reviews, artists bio's, articles on musical genres, glossary of
musical terms)

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American Music Resource information about all styles of music indigenous to the Western
Hemisphere

Aria Database / Robert Glaubitz (translations, aria texts, and collection of MIDI files)

The Big Bands Database

British Song Fa La La (database of British songs representing a body of song literature from the end
of the 16th century to the present)

Canadian Music Periodical Index - Periodical Title List (focuses on articles and news items covering
all aspects of musical activity in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the present day, updated
monthly)

CANTUS (Indices of chants in selected manuscripts and early printed sources of the Divine Office)

CARL System Database Gateway Telnet site (There are a number of library catalogs and free
databases available but other databases included require a password)

Classical Music Events Calendar

Composer Timeline

Computer Music Research Institutions

Dictionary of American Hymnology Oberlin College Library and the Hymn Society in the U.S. and
Canada

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music [DIAMM] aims to digitize and enhance images of fragmentary
British manuscripts of medieval polyphonic music

Directory of Music User Guides for Libraries Compiled by the Bibliographic Instruction
Subcommittee Music Library Association

Dissertations in Music Theory from MTO Society for Music Theory (Abstracts)

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online (DDM-Online)

Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Resources by Jane Keefer (Johns Hopkins University)

Index to Theses of Great Britain and Ireland (site registration necessary)

International Music Organizations Database The College Music Society

Journal of New Music Research Electronic Appendix (contains sound examples that have been
mentioned in articles of the Journal of New Music Research)

Kirk Collection: Dance Band Index from Indiana State University (a collection of 1,532 dance
orchestra arrangements dating from 1900-1955)

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The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins
University (focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960)

MLA Notes Obituary Index

Medieval Music Database

Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae Inventory of Microfilms and Photographs / University of


Copenhagen, Institute for Greek and Latin

MTInfobase of Musicals from Music Theatre International

Music Bibliography from California State University

Musica the International Database of Choral Repertoire / International Federation for Choral Music

MuSICA the Music and Science Information Computer Archive (Scientific research (references &
abstracts) on music as related to behavior, the brain and allied fields)

Operabase (information on opera performances, opera houses, opera timelines)

The Parlor Songs Collection - Collection of popular and classical sheet music from the 1800's to the
1940's and beyond (includes midi files)

Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census (RELICS) / University of Michigan (database of information


about worship books printed before 1601)

RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)

RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale)

saggi musicali italiani A Database for Texts on Music Theory and Aesthetics / Center for the History
of Music Theory and Literature Indiana University

SHARC Timbre Database Gregory J. Sandell (a resource devoted to the study of what determines
the timbre, or characteristic signature of musical instruments)

THEMA music THEory of the Middle Ages this database comprises hypertext transcriptions of 18
manuscript copies of 14 Latin theoretical treatises related to musica mensurabilis of the thirteenth
century

Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum (TMI) Utrecht University

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) Indiana University

University of Texas, San Antonio, Institute for Music Research

Wighton Database Fully searchable database of early Scottish music)

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