MUS 2111 is the second in a sequence of four courses in music theory. The prerequisite for this course is Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I (MUS 2111) or the permission of the instructor.
Students in MUS 2112 are strongly recommended to enroll simultaneously in MUS 2112L, Ear Training II.
Goals: The goal of the study of harmony is to familiarize students with the basic materials of Western concert music. They will learn how voice-leading influences harmonic motion and how structural harmony shapes the linear/contrapuntal aspects of tonal music.
Objectives: Students will come out of this course with the ability to analyze diatonic music from the Common Practice Period as well as compose short pieces of their own. This ability will allow them to understand how coherence is created in music as well to sharpen and to develop their general analytical skills and help develop their aesthetic sense.