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Advanced Music Theory

This course introduces advanced analysis and compositional techniques found in 18th through 20th century Western classical music. Topics include secondary dominants, modal mixture, and augmented and Neapolitan sixth chords as well as chorale analysis and binary and ternary musical forms. The course integrates advanced ear training concepts from MUS 203, emphasizes the recognition and correct compositional use of modulation techniques, including pivot chord, secondary dominant, and common tone modulations, and it reviews four-part diatonic chorale writing and related analysis techniques in both major and minor keys.

Course Number: 3339

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