Course Details

MUSI 158B Music Theory II

4 hours lecture, 4 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is a continuation of 158A. It is an intensive study of diatonic harmony in major and minor modes and includes structural and stylistic analysis of music of the "common practice" period (1700-1900). The emphasis is on continued development of four-part writing skills using seventh and borrowed chords, the process of modulation; melodic construction using non-harmonic tones; analysis of Bach Chorales and of binary and ternary forms. This course is designed for the student pursuing music as a major or for the student interested in enhancing technical knowledge of music.