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MUSIC 1CB3 Theory and Analysis II (C01)

Academic Year: Winter 2019

Term: Winter

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Joseph Resendes

Email: resende@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 405A

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23676

Website

Office Hours: by appointment only



Course Objectives:

This course focuses on basic analytical and writing skills. The curriculum includes studies on intervals, scales, triads, and counterpoint. It continues with harmonic concepts including all diatonic triads, inversions, seventh chords, and cadences. The course enables students to study basic theory and prepares the music major for further studies in such specific areas as advanced harmony, composition, music analysis, and orchestration. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to analyze scores appropriate to the music studied and to harmonize melodies in chorale style.

 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

TEXT:

Aldwell, Edward, Carl Schachter, and Allen Cadwallader. Harmony & Voice Leading. 5th ed. Australia: Cengage, 2019.

Additional Course Materials will be provided on Avenue to Learn

 


Method of Assessment:

  • Assignments (10 x 6% each)         60%

  • Midterm Test                                  10%

  • Final Project                                   10%

  • Attendance and Participation           5%

  • Final Term Test                               15%

                                                 TOTAL:  100%

NOTE:
Students in this course will have received 20% of their grade in this course by March 15, 2019.

 

Coursework:
Additional lecture materials and assignments will be posted on Avenue to Learn (A2L) throughout the course of the year.  Students are expected to submit all assignments in person, and hand written using pencil unless otherwise specified. Most assignments will be due one week after they have been assigned and released on A2L.

Assignments:
Because of the practical nature of this course, students can expect weekly assignments. Most of these will be drawn from the topics within the textbook.

Project:
Students will be required to complete one midterm project.   This project draws from topics, exercises and assignments introduced in class, and will introduce students to aspects of orchestration and music analysis.

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Late assignments will be accepted with a 10% deduction per day.  After one week, late assignments will not be accepted, except in the case of a justifiable absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

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:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

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 sas@mcmaster.ca. 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:

 

Date:

Topic

Test/Assignment:

Jan. 7, 9, 11

Review of Term I,

Chapter 6: Four Part Writing

 

Jan. 14, 16, 18

Chapter 7: I, V, and V7

Chapter 8: I6, V6, and viio6

Assignment 1 (Due Jan 18)

Jan. 21, 23, 25

Chapter 9: Inversions of V7

Chapter 10:  Leading to V: IV, ii, ii6

Assignment 2 (Due Jan 25)

Jan. 28, 30, Feb 1

Chapter 11: The Cadential 6-4

Chapter 12: vi and iv6

Assignment 3 (Due Jan 28)

Feb. 4, 6, 8

Chapter 13: Supertonic and Subdom. Seventh Chords

Assignment 4 (Due Feb 8)

Feb. 11, 13

Chapter 14: Other uses of IV, IV6, and vi

Assignment 5 (Due Feb 15)

Feb. 15

MID TERM TEST

 

MIDTERM RECESS Feb. 18 - 22

Feb. 25, 27, Mar. 1

Chapter 15: V as a Key Area

Assignment 6 (Due Mar. 1)

Mar. 4, 6, 8

Chapter 16: III and VII

Assignment 7 (Due Mar. 8)

Mar. 11, 13, 15

Chapter 17: 5-3 Chord Techniques

Assignment 8 (Due Mar. 15)

Mar. 18, 20, 22

Chapter 18: Diatonic Sequences

Assignment 9 (Due Mar. 22)

Mar. 25, 27, 29

Chapter 19: 6-3 Chord Techniques

Chapter 20: 6-4 Chord Techniques

Assignment 10 (Due Mar. 29)

April 1

FINAL TEST

 

April  3, 5, 8

Topics Continued ...

PROJECT DUE (April 8)

 

NOTE:

  • all text sources are from the 5t​h​ edition
  • While every effort will be made to follow this timetable, do expect changes, which allow for the needs of the class to be considered.