Music 108

MUS. 108 Music Theory IV

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Course Description

Incorporates and builds on concepts introduced in MUS. 107. Through four-part chorale writing, analysis and music composition, students study post-Romantic techniques such as borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, altered chords and dominants. Through analysis and music composition, students study twentieth-century techniques such as: Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, and advanced approaches to meter and rhythm.

Units: 3

Degree Credit
Letter Grade

  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: MUS. 107 better, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC. C-ID: MUS 150.