2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2022  
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MUSC& 243 Music Theory VI (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly MUSIC 214 - CCN

Prerequisite MUSC& 242  with at least a 1.5 grade.

Course Description
Includes the study of 20th century harmony including pandiatonic, atonal, serial and other systems of composoition and analysis. Includes aural skills. Piano skills equal to or above the intermediate level (MUSC 182) are highly recommended.

Student Outcomes
1. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose the fundamental principles of instrumental writing.
2. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose Impressionistic harmonic principles (i.e., whole-tone and pentatonic scales.
3. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose medieval modes.
4. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose quartal and quintal harmony.
5. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose select aspects of 20th-century music after Debussy.
6. Play, sing, analyze, dictate, notate, spell, discuss and/or compose select concepts studied throughout the year.
7. Demonstrate the importance of practice and study in the acquisition of MUSC&243 student outcomes.
8. Show how harmonic and select non-harmonic principles contributing to style in music.
9. Take dictation in the following areas of ear-training: melodic dictation, error detection in melodies, identify scale degrees, identify intervals, identify chord progressions, four-part harmonic dictation, harmonic rhythm, non-harmonic tones, rhythm dictation, and error detection in rhythms.



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