Music Theory 4
This is the last course in the Music Theory sequence. Students will be introduced to 18th century counterpoint: the study, analysis and composition of two-voice invention and three-voice fugue. The student will also be introduced to 20th century forms and harmonic tendencies: study, analysis and composition of work utilizing the 12-tone system will be among the techniques explored.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Analyze contrapuntal inventions for two voices.
- Construct contrapuntal inventions for two voices.
- Analyze contrapuntal fugues for three voices.
- Construct contrapuntal fugues for three voices.
- Analyze twentieth century serial music.
- Construct a piece of music using serial techniques.
- Analyze twentieth-century polytonal harmony.
- Analyze twentieth-century atonality.
- Analyze twentieth-century rhythmic techniques.
- Analyze the use of electronics in twentieth-century music.
- Analyze twentieth-century minimalist techniques.
- Analyze neoromanticism in twentieth-century.
- Analyze additional twentieth century techniques.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.