Theory Of Tonal Music I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1110
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
20
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Fall
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
First part of a comprehensive study of the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and formal elements of tonal music. Review of rudiments; study of basic diatonic chord progressions; analysis of small structural units.
Course Content

  1. The Properties of Sound:  Introduction to acoustics and the harmonic series.
  2. Melody: interval types, scale types; melodic structure.
  3. Rhythm: metre types; rhythmic patterns in metrical contexts; syncopation and hemiola.
  4. Harmony: types of triads and inversions; types of seventh chords; figured bass symbols; types of non-harmonic tones; cadence types; tonic, dominant, and predominant chord functions.
  5. Form: phrase types and period structures; motivic construction; graphic representation of formal analysis.

Methods Of Instruction

Concepts and techniques are presented and discussed in the lectures; applications will be worked on in the tutorials; assignments are undertaken by the students.

Means of Assessment
Assignments (minimum of 5) 15%
Class Participation (including homework checks) 10%
Quizzes (minimum of 7) 20%
Speed Drills (minimum of 10) 10%
Tests (minimum of 2) 20%
Final Examination 25%
  100%
Learning Outcomes

The student will learn basic theoretical principles of tonal music. The student will be expected to:

  1. provide an analysis of representative musical excerpts;
  2. demonstrate notational fluency with basic tonal and rhythmic materials;
  3. provide written answers to questions on any aspect of the course content.

Textbook Materials

Required texts such as the following:

  • Kostka, Stefan, Dorothy Payne and Byron Almen. Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music. New York: McGraw-Hill. Plus accompanying workbook.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Meets or exceeds minimum thresholds on the Music Theory Assessment.

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU MUSI 2XX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU MUS 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) No credit 2013/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1150 (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1150 (2) 2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG MUSC 1101 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = SFU CA 104 (3) & SFU CA 1XX (2) & SFU CA 1XX (1), Music, Music Studio 2004/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (3), Music; DOUG MUSC 1101 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1110 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = SFU CA 104 (3) & SFU CA 1XX (3) & SFU CA 1XX (1), Music, Music Studio 2008/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (2), Music; DOUG MUSC 1101 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = SFU CA 104 (3) & SFU CA 1XX (2) & SFU CA 1XX (1), Music, Music Studio 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XX (3) 2008/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit, OL 2008/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSC 1XXX (3), OL 2013/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = TWU MUSI 225 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = TWU MUSI 225 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2005/05/01 to 2008/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MUSC 100 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV MUSC 100 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = UBCV MUSC 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1110 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1111 (1) = UBCV MUSC 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MUSC 1XX (3) 2009/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 101A (1.5) 2008/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 101A (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual assessment 2008/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.