Barnard College

MUSI V 2318x-V2319y Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint, I and II

"Diatonic" is a two-semester course that constitutes the first year of the two-year sequence of courses in music theory required of all music majors and concentrators (the "main theory sequence," of which the second year is MUSI V3321-V3322). Assigned readings, musical analysis, and compositional exercises, designed to teach the following: (1) analysis and composition of melodies; (2) strict (species) counterpoint in two voices; (3) the idiomatic use of all diatonic chords in major and minor keys, and tonicizations of secondary key areas; (4) principles of figured bass; (5) four-part writing; (6) harmonization of melodies, e.g., chorales; (7) basic principles of musical form. Each semester includes some work in tonal composition, e.g., minuets for piano modeled on examples by Haydn and Mozart.
Prerequisites: MUSI V1002 or the equivalent. All students, without exception, who wish to take Diatonic must pass an entrance examination given on the first day of class in each section. For a detailed description of the Diatonic entrance exam, and advice on preparing for it, contact the Director of Undergraduate Theory Instruction. Corequisites: An ear-training class (MUSI V1312, V2314-V2315, V3316-V3317, or W4318-W4319). Lab Required. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
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Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: MUSI V2318
MUSI
2318
27319
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
405 DODGE BUILDING
P. Susser 27 / 24 [ More Info ]
Spring 2014 :: MUSI V2319
MUSI
2319
19141
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
622 DODGE BUILDING
B. Steege 19 / 20 [ More Info ]
MUSI
2319
60742
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
404 DODGE BUILDING
M. Kozak 16 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: MUSI V2318
MUSI
2318
11614
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
P. Susser 18 / 25 [ More Info ]
MUSI
2318
66812
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
M. Kozak 6 / 25 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: MUSI V2319
MUSI
2319
12276
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 21 / 25 [ More Info ]