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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 216
COURSE TITLE: Tonal Harmony I
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Eila Peterson
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics include harmonic progression, three- and four-part voice-leading, non-chord tones and an introduction to phrase structure.

Students with credit in MUSI 207 cannot receive credit in MUSI 207 cannot receive credit in MUSI 216.

Prerequisites: MUSI 200 or equivalent theoretical rudiments
REQUIRED TEXTS: Kostka and Payne.  Tonal Harmony (7th ed.) and Workbook for Tonal Harmony (7th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignments (8 @ 5% each)40%
Mid-term Exam25%
Class participation5%
Final Exam30%
100%
COURSE SCHEDULE:
  • Preliminary exam
  • Introduction
  • Rudiments review and elaboration
  • Principles of Voice Leading
  • Root Position Writing, Transposing Insts.
  • Harmonic Progression
  • Cadences
  • Triads in First Inversion
  • Triads in Second Inversion
  • Non-Chord Tones 1 & 2
  • Phrases and Periods (Form)


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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