2CC3 is a continuation of the Year-1 harmony course 1CC3,
and comprises a series of assignments, in-class tests, a midterm project in
Term 2 and a final exam in April 2013.
Course topics include figuration, leading tone seventh chords, mixture,
applied V and VII, diatonic modulation, seventh chords with added dissonance,
Phrygian II, augmented sixths, and extended chromaticism.
Method of Assessment:
Assignments (12 x 5% each) 60%
In-class tests (2
x 5% each) 10%
Midterm project (Term
Attendance and participation (Terms 1 and 2) 5%
Final exam (Date
Lecture notes will be posted on Avenue to Learn throughout
the course (http://avenue.mcmaster.ca/). Assignments, also posted on Avenue
to Learn, are to be printed and completed using pencil. Assignments will be
evaluated on the basis of content and presentation. The assignment with the
lowest mark will be dropped; therefore, out of 13 assignments only 12 will
count towards the final grade. Late assignments will not be accepted unless
accompanied by a medical certificate, or with the prior consent of the
instructor (see timetable on page 3). Regular attendance is essential; 5% of
the final course mark depends upon attendance and in-class participation.
Please bring manuscript paper to all classes.
Assignment #, Tests,
Projects and Exams
(due 25 Sept)
(due 2 Oct)
(due 9 Oct)
(due 16 Oct)
(due 23 Oct)
Test #1 Prep
V and VII
V and VII cont...
(due 13 Nov)
(due 20 Nov)
(due 27 Nov)
Test #2 Prep
(due 8/10 Jan)
With Added Dissonance
(due 29/31 Jan)
(due 12/14 Feb)
Project (due 26/28 Feb)
(due 19/21 March)
(due 2 April)
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Improper collaboration in group work.
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Topics and Readings:
Matthew Woolhouse, Music 2CC3: Harmony
(downloadable eBook, web address:
Aldwell and Schachter. Harmony and Voice Leading.
and Schachter, 2-CD set accompanying Harmony
and Voice Leading. 4th Edition