Music Theory Readings

Spring 2020 MUS 112: Date topic was covered is shown in parentheses

Basics of Diatonic Harmony (Review: Jan 13)

Form (Review: Jan 17)

Meter & Beats

Melodic Writing

Counterpoint

Timbre & Notation

  • Instrumental color
  • Transposing instruments
  • Scoring
  • Writing for instruments
  • Guitar & Drum Tablature

More Harmony and Stylistic Norms

  • Compositional myths
  • Harmonic Progression & Four-Part Writing
  • Harmonic Loops
  • Tonicization
  • Modulation