MUSIC 21 - THEORY: INTRODUCTION AND SURVEY
Mon., Wed., Fri. - 9:00 to 9:50 AM
Semester I, 2001-02
Bill Mierisch (mieriwi@earlham.edu )
1357 - Box 31


CLASS AND ASSIGNMENT SCEDULE
(see also: Syllabus)

  The listed reading, workbook, and sight singing assignments are to be completed  for the class session following the date they are listed.  All other assignments, quizzes, etc. are due on the date listed.

Wednesday, 8/29/01 "Introduction"
Read: Chapter 1 Notation (all readings are from the Copley text unless otherwise noted)
Friday, 8/31/01 "Notation" - Workbook folder (empty but labeled) due
Workbook: Chapter 1 and handout
Monday, 9/3/01 "Notation continued"
Read: Chapter 2
Wednesday, 9/5/01  "Intervals - Unisons and Seconds"
Workbook: Chapter 2
Sing: Chapter 1A, nos. 1-5 (All sight singing and ear training exercises referenced here not otherwise notated are in the Copley Sight Singing Practice packet.  "Continued" means to consult the prior exercises for mastery until another group is added.)
Friday, 9/7/01 "Intervals continued" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 3
Workbook: Handout
Sing: continued
Monday, 9/10/01 "The Major Scale"
Read: Chapter 4
Sing: Chapter 1, work through #20. 
Wednesday, 9/12/01 "Fifths, the Circle of Fifths, Key Signatures"
Sing: continued
Discussion of the concert essays
Friday, 9/14/01 "Fifths... continued" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 5
Workbook: Chapter 4
Sing: continued
Monday, 9/17/01
"Intervals"
Workbook: Handout
Sing: continued
Wednesday, 9/19/01 "Intervals continued"
Sing: Chapter, 1 through 48
Friday, 9/21/01 "Intervals continued" - Workbook due
Workbook: Chapter 5
Sing: continued
Monday, 9/24/01 "Context day #1"
Read: Chapter 6
Workbook: Handout
Sing: continued
Wednesday, 9/26/01 "Minor Scales"
Workbook: Handout
Sing: continued
Friday, 9/28/01 "Minor Scales continued" - Workbook due
Workbook: Chapter 6
Sing: Add - Chapter I B, nos. 1-14
Monday, 10/1/01 "Rhythm"
Read: Chapter 7
Sing: continue
Wednesday, 10/3/01 "Rhythm continued"
Read: (possible supplemental reading TBA)
Workbook: Handout
Sing: Add Chapter 1 C, ALL
Friday, 10/5/01 "Rhythm continued" - Workbook due
Workbook: Chapter 7
Sing: Add Chapter II A 1-5 and B 1-5 - Prepare for midterm
Monday, 10/8/01 or Tuesday, 10/9/01 - SIGHT SINGING / EAR TRAINING MIDTERM
Sign up for a time slot on one of these two days before the end of Friday's class session.
Read: Supplemental handout and reading on historical periods.
Sing: continue
Wednesday, 10/10/01 "Musical style, the concept of form, and the Common Practice Period"
Read: Chapter 8
Workbook: Web assignment, announcement in class.
Sing: continue - add handout: Formation of groups
Friday, 10/12/01 "Triads"- Workbook due
Read: Supplemental reading TBA
Workbook: Chapter 8, part 1 (a-e) only.
Sing: Add chapter II, C - TONE ROWS
Monday, 10/15/01 "Triads continued"
Workbook: Complete Chapter 8
Sing: handout - expanded interval range.  Also, add chapter I D (Triad formations) gradually
Wednesday, 10/17/01 - "Review day" Workbook due (note: due before break)
Read: Chapter 9
Sing: continue (add ear training handout on triad recognition)
Workbook: Handout on triads. Assignment to be given out in class involving sharing of YOUR music.
NOTE: This is an actual class session and may contain new material.  It will be your last chance to ask questions concerning the midterm before taking the midterm with you.  Midterms will be distributed at the end of this class session and will be due at the start of class on Wed., 10/24/01 WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Monday, 10/22/01 "The Inversion of Triads, Figured Bass"
Sing: continue, adding Chapter II, I, 1-6
Wednesday, 10/24/01 - Midterm Exams due at start of class  "Inversions and Figured Bass continued"
Workbook: Chapter 9
Sing: continue
Friday, 10/26/01 "Context day #2 - Your Music" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 10
Workbook: assignment to be given in class
Sing: continue, add handout to be given (chords)
NOTE: First Concert Essay Due on Mon.
Monday, 10/29/01
"Triads within Tonality" - FIRST CONCERT ESSAY DUE
Read: handout TBA
Sing: Add Chapter II H, all
Wednesday, 10/31/01 "Triads within Tonality continued"
Workbook: Chapter 10
Sing: continue, add assignment for groups TBA in class
Friday, 11/2/01 "Triads - ear intensive day" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 11
Workbook: TBA
Sing: continue
Monday, 11/5/01 "The Major-minor 7th Chord, Non-harmonic Tones in Analysis"
Read: Reserve (TBA)
Workbook: Chapter 11, 1-4 only
Sing: continue
Wednesday, 11/7/01 "Maj-min 7th, Non-harmonic tones continued"
Read: Reserve on Melody and Form (TBA)
Workbook: Complete Chapter 11
Sing: continue
Friday, 11/9/01 "Melody and Form - Context day #3" - Workbook due
Workbook: Creative assignment (TBA in class)
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Monday, 11/12/01 "Rhythm revisited - compound meters"
Read: Chapter 12
Workbook: Handout
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Wednesday, 11/14/01 "The Baroque"
Workbook: Chapter 12
Listen: Reserve
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Friday, 11/16/01 "The Baroque continued" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 21 and supplemental reading (TBA)
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Monday, 11/26/01 "The Classic Period and Sonata-Allegro Form"
Workbook: Beethoven assignment
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Wednesday, 11/28/01 "Classic Period continued"
Workbook: YOUR MUSIC assignment 2
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Friday, 11/30/01 "Popular music form and structure - Context day #4" - Workbook due
Read: Chapter 13
Workbook: Your music assignment - creative assignment
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Monday, 12/3/01 "Major and Minor Triads in Four-part Harmony"
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Wednesday, 12/5/01 "Maj-min Triads continued"
Workbook: Chapter 13
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
Friday, 12/7/01 "Ear intensive day - hearing outer voices" - Workbook due
Workbook: Ear exercise handout
Sing: continue, adding assignment TBA in class
NOTE: Second Concert Essay due following Monday
Monday, 12/10/01 "Review for Ear training / Sight singing Final" - SECOND CONCERT ESSAY DUE
Workbook: handout TBA
Sing: continue: Prepare for exam
Wednesday, 12/12/01 and Thursday 12/13/01 - SIGHT SINGINING / EAR TRAINING FINAL
Sign up for a time slot on one of these two days before the end of Monday's class session.
Class time on Wednesday will be used as part of exam times.
Friday, 12/14/01 "Review and postmortem" - Workbook due
This is not an optional class.  Workbooks will be submitted for final evaluation this day.  Course review for the final exam will also take place.

Final Exam - Wednesday, 12/19/01 2:00 PM

If you have any questions at all about this schedule, talk to me before there is a problem!

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