MUSIC 2D03A Keyboard Harmony
Academic Year: Fall 2015
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Woolhouse
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 428
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23669
Office Hours: Term 1: Monday 12.30-13.30, Friday 11.30-12.30. Term 2: Wednesday 8.30-9.30, Friday 10.30-11.30
- Course Objectives
- Textbooks, Materials & Fees
- Method of Assessment
- Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties
- Additional Policies and Statements
- Topics and Readings
- Other Course Information
This course is designed to develop the following keyboard-related skills: melody harmonisation; figured bass; transposition; reading scores and music containing different clefs.
Textbooks, Materials & Fees:
David Ledbetter (1999). Continuo Playing According to Handel: His Figured Bass Exercises. Clarendon Press.
Available from the campus bookstore.
Method of Assessment:
In-class assessments (10 x 7.5% each): 75%
Tutorial attendance, participation and progress (Terms 1 and 2): 25%
Note: The instructor will have returned in excess of 10% of the course grade before March 11, 2016.
Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:
Students are only permitted to miss course assessments by submitting a McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF), or by providing the instructor with medical evidence to support their absence. Regular attendance is essential; 25% of the final course mark depends upon attendance, in-class participation and progress throughout the course. Students who miss an assessment and who fail to submit an MSAF or provide sufficient medical evidence to support their absence will forfeit all the marks associated with that assessment.
Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.
Email correspondence policy
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Modification of course outlines
The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.
Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.
Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances
Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.
Topics and Readings:
1. Melody Harmonisation 1
2. Clef Reading 1
3. Figured Bass 1
4. Transposition 1
5. Score Reading 1
6. Melody Harmonisation 2
7. Figured Bass 2
8. Transposition 2
9. Score Reading 2
10. Improvisation 1
Term 1 in detail:
|TERM 1: Fall|
|Date||Class type||Date||Class type|
|#1||9 Sept||9 Sept||Introduction|
|#2||11 Sept||14 Sept||Melody Harmonization 1|
|#3||16 Sept||16 Sept|
|#4||18 Sept||Tutorial||21 Sept||Tutorial|
|#5||23 Sept||Asmt#1||23 Sept||Asmt#1|
|#6||25 Sept||Tutorial||28 Sept||Tutorial||Clef Reading 1|
|#7||30 Sept||30 Sept|
|#8||2 Oct||Tutorial||5 Oct||Tutorial|
|#9||7 Oct||Asmt#2||7 Oct||Asmt#2|
|#10||9 Oct||Tutorial||19 Oct||Tutorial||Figured Bass 1|
|#11||21 Oct||21 Oct|
|#12||23 Oct||Tutorial||26 Oct||Tutorial|
|#13||28 Oct||28 Oct|
|#14||30 Oct||Tutorial||2 Nov||Tutorial|
|#15||4 Nov||Asmt#3||4 Nov||Asmt#3|
|#16||6 Nov||Tutorial||9 Nov||Tutorial||Transposition 1|
|#17||11 Nov||11 Nov|
|#18||13 Nov||Tutorial||16 Nov||Tutorial|
|#19||18 Nov||Asmt#4||18 Nov||Asmt#4|
|#20||20 Nov||Tutorial||23 Nov||Tutorial||Score Reading 1|
|#21||25 Nov||25 Nov|
|#22||27 Nov||Tutorial||30 Nov||Tutorial|
|#23||2 Dec||Asmt#5||2 Dec||Asmt#5|
|#24||4 Dec||Tutorial||7 Dec||Tutorial||Term Review|
Term 2 in detail:
|TERM 2: Winter|
|Date||Class type||Date||Class type|
|#25||6 Jan||6 Jan||Melody Harmonization 2|
|#26||8 Jan||Tutorial||11 Jan||Tutorial|
|#27||13 Jan||13 Jan|
|#28||15 Jan||Tutorial||18 Jan||Tutorial|
|#29||20 Jan||Asmt#6||20 Jan||Asmt#6|
|#30||22 Jan||Tutorial||25 Jan||Tutorial||Figured Bass 2|
|#31||27 Jan||27 Jan|
|#32||29 Jan||Tutorial||1 Feb||Tutorial|
|#33||3 Feb||3 Feb|
|#34||5 Feb||Tutorial||8 Feb||Tutorial|
|#35||10 Feb||Asmt#7||10 Feb||Asmt#7|
|#36||12 Feb||Tutorial||22 Feb||Tutorial||Transposition 2|
|#37||24 Feb||24 Feb|
|#38||26 Feb||Tutorial||29 Feb||Tutorial|
|#39||2 Mar||Asmt#8||2 Mar||Asmt#8|
|#40||4 Mar||Tutorial||7 Mar||Tutorial||Score Reading 2|
|#41||9 Mar||9 Mar|
|#42||11 Mar||Tutorial||14 Mar||Tutorial|
|#43||16 Mar||Asmt#9||16 Mar||Asmt#9|
|#44||18 Mar||Tutorial||21 Mar||Tutorial||Improvisation 1|
|#45||23 Mar||23 Mar|
|#46||25 Mar||No class||28 Mar||Tutorial|
|#47||30 Mar||Asmt#10||30 Mar||Asmt#10|
|#48||1 Apr||Tutorial||4 Apr||Tutorial||Course Review|
|#49||6 Apr||6 Apr|
|Classes end: 8 April|
Other Course Information:
Exercise materials will be posted on Avenue to Learn throughout the course. 10 assessments, posted on A2L 24 hours in advance, will be performed in class at regular intervals throughout the course, and will be evaluated on the basis of fluency and accuracy. For each assessment, students will be able to select from 3 difficulty levels: basic, intermediate or advanced. Maximum marks are attainable in each level, although the expected performance standard is higher for the basic level than the intermediate, and higher for the intermediate than the advanced. 25% of the final grade will depend upon attendance, participation and overall progress throughout the course. There is no final exam.