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Course Description

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Music - MUSIC 252

Music Theory 4

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

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.)

Course Competencies

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.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday