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MUS 155
Advanced Chromatic Harmony and Post-Tonal Theory
Spring

A study of the rich harmonic vocabulary of late 19th- and 20th-century tonal music and an introduction to the theory and techniques employed in post-tonal music. Topics covered include: enharmonic modulation; extended tonality; ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords; modes and synthetic scales; pitch-class sets; and serialism. In addition to developing practical skills, course work emphasizes analysis and composition of original pieces based on the topics studied in class.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
David Bernstein

Prerequisite:
MUS 056

Note(s):
Designed for undergraduate music majors and graduate students who would like to strengthen their music theory background.
Limit fifteen students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts,

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Last Updated: 6/23/17