Music Theory II

Music Theory II Syllabus 2018–Required Download

Assignments

  1. Due Thursday 1/11/18 Workbook:  p. 129-132, Read Chapter 11 Carolyn presentation
  2. Due Tuesday 1/16/18  Workbook:  Ch. 11 all -complete 85%, do some of each problem, bring in a list of questions (difficult problems)
  3. Due 1/18/18  Inquisitive Chapter 11
  4. Due 1/18/18  Ch11 Workbook- all problems, Read Ch. 12, Stephan presentation
  5. Due 1/25/18 [UPDATED]
    • Re-read Chapter 12 knowing that you will be writing a short liturgical 4-part (SATB) piece that would serve as a prelude to a service and that you will be writing a short piano piece that uses the piano accompaniment style that would be a short prelude.  Find music and ideas in the text that you can use to model your ideas on. The only chords used will be tonic and dominant, inversions are allowed, suspensions are allowed, N and P tones are allowed, scales are allowed.  All other structures are for this assignment forbidden! Start sketching 2 different Finale files-one for SATB and one for piano.  Select a good vocal key and find a very short preludial vocal text for a liturgical service.  Read up on how to use the lyric tool in Finale-see the tutorials.  This will be due 1/30.  Upload your drafts/sketches to Dropbox/Theory II/Vocal & Piano Compositions
    • Workbook 12.1-12.5 [UPDATED]completed.
    • Workbook 13.1 p. 153 [NEW]
    • Julia will prepare the short contemporary music presentation for Thursday 1/25.
  6. Due 1/29/18  [MONDAY 11:59 PM] Inquisitive Chapter 12
  7. Due1/30/18  Ch 12 Workbook All, Ch 13 Workbook 13.1-13.2
  8. Due 2/1/18  Compose and upload to Dropbox.  Play your work in class using Finale and discuss.
    • 1. a short liturgical 4-part (SATB) piece that would serve as a prelude to a service; select a good vocal key and find a very short preludial vocal text for a liturgical service
    •  2. a short piano piece that uses the piano accompaniment style that would be a short prelude.
    •  Find music and ideas in the text that you can use to model your ideas on. The only chords used will be tonic and dominant, dominant 7ths in root or inversions, 6/3 inversions of major and minor chords are allowed, suspensions are allowed, N and P tones are allowed, scales are allowed. Cadences IPA, PA, HC are required.
    • All other structures are for this assignment forbidden! Start sketching 2 different Finale files-one for SATB and one for piano.  .  Read up on how to use the lyric tool in Finale-see the tutorials.  This will be due 1/30.  Upload your drafts/sketches to Dropbox/Theory II/Vocal & Piano Compositions
    • Review the last set of harmonizations in Ch. 13 Workbook, 13.6  We will do all of these in class.
    • Matthew presents
  9. Due February 5
    • Complete using Finale p. 164 D. in the Workbook. Submit to Dropbox.
    • Complete  13.3 and13.4 in the workbook.
    • Read Chapter 14
    • Complete InQuizitive for Chapter 13 by Monday night at 11:59 pm.
  10. Brandon presents Feb 8.
  11. Feb.8  Revise and resubmit p. 164 D from the Workbook per the critique given today in class on part-writing.  Workbook Chapter 14, complete the first two pages.
  12. Due Sunday, Feb. 11.  Last-Chance-Catch-Up on InQuizitive. Complete or improve Chapter 11-13.  No extensions after this date for these chapters.
  13. Due Feb. 13. Workbook Chapter 14 165-174.
  14. Due Feb 15  Finish Workbook Chapter 14, Donovan presents.
  15. Donovan will present Feb 20
  16. Due at Midterm Exam-Workbook check Chapter 11-14- all completed.
  17. Due Feb 20: Score in Finale 14.6 I A. B. C.. Part-writing with submediant chords  Submit to Dropbox/Ch. 14 Harmonization.
  18. Submit final revisions of Ch 13 harmonization to Dropbox.
  19. Feb 22 we will go over the rest of Ch 14 Workbook problems.  Write out 10 Introduce, Write and Resolve Questions and Answers ( 4-part harmony) that represent the material we have studied this semester.  Upload your questions to Dropbox/Midterm.
  20. Feb 27, Tuesday:  Midterm Exam.  Especially review figured bass. Try any of the uploaded questions to Dropbox.
  21. Feb 27, Tuesday:
    1. InQuizitive Chapter 14 Complete,
    2. InQuizitive Chapter review test due through Ch. 14.  Allow a lot of time for this activity.
  22. March 1  Read Chapter 15.  Complete 15.1 in the Workbook.
  23. March 13:  Workbook Chapter 15 pp. 177-183 all
  24. March 15:  Workbook Chapter 15 pp. 177-185 all
  25. March 20:  Submit your workbook for a grade-Chapters 11-15 all problems completed.
  26. March 16:  Chapter 15 InQuizitive Due
  27. March 22:  Chapter 16 Workbook Sections I and II.
  28. March  27 Chapter 16 InQuizitive Due & All of Chapter 16 Workbook
  29. Due after Easter Break:  Read Chapter 17.  Complete workbook 17.1-17.2.
  30. Due April 5:  Chapter 17 Workbook  17.1-17.4 and 18.1.  Read the first part of Chapter 18.
  31. April 10:
    • Workbook: Chapter 17-Finish all.
    • Chapter 18.1-18.3.
    • Textbook, Chapter 18 review all vocabulary at the end and beside each term list a page number where the term is discussed in the text, underline/highlight the main part of the definition in the text.  Be ready to answer vocabulary based questions in class.
    • Find a short text that you like or inspires you that falls into well defined regular phrases.  Bring this text to class to share and read to the class.  This text will become the basis of a song that will be assigned next week.  The song will use clearly defined phrase structures as explained in Ch. 18, therefore pay special attention to Ch. 18 and consider how your song will use and employ these concepts.
    • Download, Print. Complete And Turn in Sus Practice.
  32. April 12:  Read your complete (abridged) song text to the class. Discuss your plans to set the text.  In class we will cover Ch 17 Workbook, exercises we have not discussed.  Complete Workbook Ch. 18.4 and 18.5.
  33. April 17:
    1. Present your text for your song.  Select a key and a voice type.  Select a meter and set the initial phrase of the song either using pencil and staff paper or using Finale.
    2. In class we will cover pp. 205-208, selected problems, be sure you have completed all of these problems.
    3. Complete Workbook Chapter 18.
    4. Complete InQuizitive Ch. 17 by Monday April 16, 11:59PM.
    5. Read Chapter 19, pp.385-401
  34. Due April 23  InQuizitive Ch. 17
  35. Due April 19:  Do Workbook Ch. 19 .1 I.A, II.A and B, 19.2  II. C. Read all of Ch. 19, focus on types of sequences.  Present a draft of your song.  Present Ch. 18.3 B in the Workbook.  We will go over InQuizitive Ch. 18, Ch18 Workbook 18.4 and 18.5.
  36. Due April April 24:  Workbook 18.6, 19.1  all, 19.2 all, 19.3 all.   Read  pp. 409-419 in the textbook.  Workbook 20.1 I.n Finish 90 % of your song.  Song is due April 26.
  37. InQuizitive due dates for Chapter 19 and Chapters 15-20 ( only a few questions from Chapter 20) are posted on the InQuizitive site.
  38. Workbook grade given on April 26 on all assigned problems this semester,  including Chapter 18 all, Ch, 19 and 20 problems assigned above. Complete the secondary harmonization given on the board. We will play your songs during class. Practice writing harmony every day in preparation for final exam.
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