2016-2017 Academic Bulletin 
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2016-2017 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSIC 289 - Music Theory III: Harmonic Materials Beyond One Key

Credits: 4
A continuation of material studied in MUSIC 288 . Additional materials include using tones from outside a key, mixing materials from major and minor keys, more complex ways of changing keys, methods of obscuring a clear key identity, scales other than major and minor, and more complex chords. The focus is on those deviations for the Major-Minor key system that led to the musical environment at the beginning of the 20th century. The course includes an introduction to 20th-century materials, including exotic scales, complex chord structures, and parallelism. Students develop recognition and reproduction of these materials by sight and sound. Three days per week, plus one laboratory.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 288  or satisfactory score on diagnostic exam. Instructor permission required.

Distribution Requirements: HE, QR.