Department of Music
This course (the second in a four-part theory sequence) is required for all music majors. The Music Department has established a minimum grade of C minus as being required in all courses counting toward the major or minor in music. [FURTHER, IF YOUR FINAL GRADE IN MUS111 WAS LESS THAN C- YOU MAY NOT GO ON WITH THIS COURSE UNTIL YOU RE-TAKE MUS 111 AND EARN C- OR BETTER.]
This course must be taken concurrently with the .250 course, Aural Skills 2 - MUS 104.
(That class meets T & R at 11:30 or 12:30 – instructors are Dr. Oshima-Ryan on T and either Dr. Orpen or Dr .Lin on R.)
COURSE INFORMATION FOR:
MUS 112-001: Music Theory II (.750) - FAM 304 - M, W, F
MUS112-001 IV (11:30) Dr. Orpen FAM207 7348 orpen
[Keyboard/RR: on Tuesdays Dr. Yumiko Oshima-Ryan FAM 305 7303 yumiko]
REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS:
Benward and Saker. Music in Theory and Practice. Vol.1, 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Benward and Saker. Workbook for Music in Theory and Practice. Vol.1, 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- For your composition projects, a down-sized version of Finale (NotePad) is available to you free of charge. Download it at http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad.
- The complete program of Finale is loaded onto the machines in the Music Lab and the Music Student Lounge.
As you go on in music theory, it will be preferred that you turn in all composition assignments using a software notation system so it is suggested that you continue to develop your abilities in this area during the course of this second semester....
3-ring notebook with staff paper (81/2 x 11: white paper with BLACK staves) and notebook paper to fit. Bring your notebook every day.
The Benward/Saker text and workbook should be brought to class each MWF.
Please do written assignments using a sharpened graphite pencil (with eraser).
Free Staff Paper: available at http://www.freestaffpaper.cjb.net/
or at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/dmmc/Music/Musicpaper/
This course deals with the materials and structures of tonal music: time, melody, harmony, and form. Musical awareness and perceptions will be developed through theoretical knowledge and skills in ear training, sight-singing, rhythm-reading, and keyboard.
Provide understanding of musical concepts and analysis that will prepare the student for further experience in music as well as further study in music history, form and analysis, music education, and performance.
Provide instruction in basic composition and notation skills that will prepare the student for further experiences in music as well as further study in arranging, orchestration, and composition.
STUDENT OUTCOMES (for MUS 111 and 112):
1. The student will write clear, appropriate music manuscript by hand.
2. The student will write short musical examples in common practice four-part chorale style.
3. The student will analyze music using Roman numeral analysis and popular chord symbols.
4. The student will analyze and discuss small musical forms.
5. The student will use Finale¨ software for musical notation.
6. The student will compose short pieces using traditional compositional techniques.
Students will demonstrate their progress toward understanding and mastery of these outcomes through their regular homework assignments and in written examinations.
You are expected to be at every class session barring highly unusual conflicts or illness. It is not likely that you will successfully complete the work required unless you attend class regularly and are on time for all sessions. If you must miss a class, you are expected to notify the instructor in advance by e-mail or call the instructor's office ahead of time. It is your responsibility to make-up the work done in class and/or clarify info about assignments missed due to an absence. You can talk to classmates, the Theory Assistant, or your professor if you need help. Excessive absence may result in lowering of the student's grade.
Required Work Outside of Class:
In addition to class time, the minimum amount of time required to prepare for each class and complete the assignments is 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours.
It is expected that regular daily work will be done in each area. Unless otherwise noted, Monday’s written assignments will be due Wednesday, Wednesday’s written assignments will be due Friday, and Friday’s written assignments will be due Monday. Some assignments will be checked/shared in class; others will be collected and graded. There may be some “pop quizzes” during the course of the semester to check for mastery of material.
Each hour examination in class will ordinarily be given only at the scheduled time. Should you have a compelling reason for missing an examination, (with an excuse approved in advance), a make-up exam may be arranged with the individual instructor.
Dates for these exams are given in the syllabus.
The final examination will ordinarily be given only at the scheduled time. If for some reason you cannot take it at that time, a make-up examination will be given at the beginning of the next semester and a final grade will be submitted then. Finals are given in the students' regular classroom at a specially designated times determined by the Registrar. The date and time for the Final is given in the syllabus.
Written Skills -
Written Work (approx.) 375 points
- Written Hour Examinations [3 @ (approx.) 125ea] 375 points
- Final Examination (approx.) 250 points
Total Points for the Semester (approx.): 1,000 (approximately)
(some quizzes and/or additional homework may be added to this total)
The following chart will be used in determining letter grades:
possible points: 100 20 10
A = 95-100 20 10
A- = 92-94 19 9.5
B+ = 89-91 18 9
B = 83-88 17 8.5
B- = 80-82 16 8
C+ = 77-79 15.5 7.7
C = 71-76 15 7.35
C- = 68-70 14 7
D+ = 65-67 13 6.5
D = 60-64 12 6
F = 0-59 0-11 0-5
Assignments are due in class on the day designated: those turned in late are subject to a reduction in grade. (Without a special requested extension, anything received one class period late will be able to earn only a C, or 75% of the total points; anything received 2 class periods late will be able to earn only D, or 65% of the grade; and anything a full week late will be able to earn only 50 % of the full grade. Late work will be checked in the usual manner with deductions made from the given maximum points.) Any assignment extension/s must be individually discussed with the instructor. Excessive and/or repeated late assignments are subject to additional loss of points.
It is expected that you will turn in your own work for homework assignments and projects. Collaborating with classmates to study and work out homework problems is permissible, even advisable, but the final product you turn in must be your own work and demonstrate your own understanding. It goes without saying that you must do your own work on exams and quizzes.
Matters concerning academic honesty will be dealt with on an individual basis, but simply copying someone else's work will potentially result in no credit for that assignment, for both parties concerned. All violations of academic honesty must be reported to the Dean of the Faculty. If you have any questions about what is permitted, please contact your instructor. Remember the Honor Code!!
WARNING: COMPUTERS AND THE LOSS OF WORK - Anytime you are working on a computer, save your work frequently. Get into the habit of hitting SAVE after changes and additions. Don't wait until it is too late! Nothing is more frustrating than losing your work.
Please: do not use the computers for e-mail or Instant Messaging during class time! Computer keyboard clicking is disruptive and distracting to those around you – and your inattention and keyboard noise create a major distraction for your instructor…
Using the Finale Workbook CD-ROM
(You will need to do a Save using .mus)
IF USING MUSIC LAB COMPUTERS AND FINALE , LOG ON AS “GUEST” or Go To Your Home Directory (Save all work to your Home Directory)
OPEN “MY HOME DIRECTORY” ICON TO ACCESS YOUR HOME DIRECTORY; enter your username and password. (Your Home Directory will appear on the desktop; save your work to your My Documents folder.)
Headphones are always active . (Do not unplug, simply set aside when not in use)
For Speakers – turn volume knob on front up or down. Computer volume is changed using the Speaker Icon in menu bar - SOUND 1.
OPEN FINALE – click on the Finale Icon in the Dock .
Select DEFAULT DOCUMENT (or choose Setup Wizard from menu) .
Choose EASY or SPEEDY NOTE ENTRY from PALETTE.
If UNWANTED TRANSCRIBING IN EASY NOTE ENTRY – select Speedy Note to stop
CHANGE INSTRUMENT SOUND 1. - Go to VIEW menu – select Studio View 2.
CHANGE INSTRUMENT – under Staff 1 is an instrument. Click on the arrow next to it, pull down to General Midi, and select instrument from pop-up list 3.
ACTIVATE NEW SOUND – click on Play button in Playback Controls and then click Stop Button, the new instrument will be selected.
No sound or not responding . (Speakers on or headphone plugged in?)
Volume up on speakers and computer. (See computer screen speaker icon.)
Fastlane device button out and LED flashing with input .
(Piano keyboard plugged in and on? See Student Lab Monitor.)