MWS2200EN - Music Theory II

Course description

This course builds on Music Theory I by expanding the student’s understanding of harmony and voice-leading chords. We will explore both diatonic and chromatic chord progressions. The course prepares students for courses in music composition and other advanced music classes. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the student’s music theory knowledge. Students will learn how to analyze and compose music that goes beyond structural harmony and into creative music.

How this course benefits students

Students will gain general knowledge that allows them to understand, identify and write diatonic and secondary triads, pivot-chord and modulations and embellishing tones. Students will have an opportunity to compose harmonic progressions in four voices. Finally, students will learn how to analyze sequences, phrase models, relative keys and the role of imagination/creativity in music.

Why this course is important

This course that prepares students for courses in music composition and other advanced music classes. This is an interactive course that helps to develop and reinforce the student’s music theory knowledge. Students will learn how to analyze and compose music that goes beyond structural harmony and into creative music.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Music & Worship Studies
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Gary Holley, Professor of Music & Worship