Theory III and Aural Skills III Assignments   Theory III Syllabus  |  Aural Skills III Syllabus  |  Analysis Project
Dr. Tim Koozin
Moores School of Music
University of Houston

Topics and Assignments (Subject to change)            The e-Workbook is available at the textbook website, TMMTheory.com. (login required)

Week 1 (Aug 24-27)

Theory:

Monday, August 24: MEET IN LARGE GROUP. Assignment for Wednesday:
       Review Part III, Ch 1, "Secondary Dominants" and Ch 2, "Modulation."
       Also review Part V, Units 13, 15, & 20 on cadence, phrase structure, and form (especially simple binary and rounded binary form).
       Do: Part III e-Workbook, p. 4 (all). Download e-Workbook
from TMMTheory.com Online Study Guide 7 (login required)

Wednesday's assignment for Monday:
       Photocopy and analyze: Anthology, p. 132-134 (Verdi, Handel, Beethoven)
       For in-class study as indicated by instructor: more Anthology selections from pages 164-167.
      
Online Study Guide 7: Complete the online quiz at the end with a score of 90% or better.

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment (due next Tuesday, Sept 4):    
       Practice self-grading melodies p. 276-281 (Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing, Decorative Chromaticism)
       To turn in next Tuesday: Page 285 (Melodic Quiz 1)

Singing
       Units 12 (Review Decorative Chromaticism,p. 140-147. Begin Scalar Variants in Minor and Modal Borrowing, p. 147-154)
       Selections from Unit 13 (Music from the Literature) as indicated by instructor.


Week 2 (Aug 31 - Sept 3)

Theory:

Continue review of Part III, Chs 1-2. Monday's assignment for Wednesday:
       Anthology, p. 168 (Beethoven. Analyze harmony, cadences, and phrase structure.)

Wednesday's assignment for next Wednesday (no class Monday):
       Create harmonizations for modulating melodies, TMM, p. 148, No. 5 a, b, c, d. (Choose two of the four melodies. Use 4-part choral style or keyboard style.)
       Online Study Guide 8: Complete the online quiz at the end with a score of 90% or better.

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 290-293 (Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing)
       To turn in next Tuesday: Page 300 (Harmonic Quiz #1, ex. 1-4 only)

Singing:
      Continue Unit 13, p. 155-158. Begin Unit 14 (Secondary Dominants): p. 168-170.
      Selections from Unit 13 (Music from the Literature) as indicated by instructor.


Week 3 (Sept 7-10)

Theory:

Monday, September 7: Martin Luther King holiday

Wednesday: MEET IN LARGE GROUP. Assignment for Monday:
      Study Part III, Unit 3, "Linear (Embellishing) Diminished Seventh Chords"

      Study Part III, Unit 4, "The Neapolitan Triad " (lecture examples)
      Do: Workbook, page 16, Examples a, b, and c only)
      Online Study Guide 9: Complete the online quiz at the end with a score of 90% or better.

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Continue practice with self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 294-296 (Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing)
       To turn in: Page 302 (Harmonic Quiz #2, ex. 1-4 only)

Singing
       Complete Unit 14 (Secondary Dominants)
       Be ready to sing individually for a grade: p. 171-175


Week 4 (Sept 14-17)

Theory:

Monday: Continue chs 3 and 4. Assignment for Wednesday:
      To turn in: Workbook, page 21
      For in-class study as indicated by instructor: Anthology selections from pages 181-183 and 192-194

Assignment for Monday: Anthology, pp. 195-96 (Verdi, Brahms)
Web audio for the Anthology, http://www.uh.edu/musicstudents/theory/audio/anthology/  

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Begin Unit 13, Secondary Dominants. Practice with self-grading melodies p. 308-310
       To turn in: Melodic Quiz #1, p. 314 (From the given five tunes, choose four)

Singing
       Complete Unit 14 (Secondary Dominants). Be ready to sing individually for a grade: p. 171-175
       Begin Unit 15 (Modulations to Closely Related Keys): p. 184-187
       As time allows in class: Canons and Duets, p 176-179.


Week 5 (Sept 21-24)

Theory:

Monday: Continue ch 4. Assignment for Wednesday:
      To turn in: Workbook, page 23

Wednesday's assignment for Monday:
      Anthology, p. 197 & 198 (Chopin, Beethoven)

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 319-321
       To turn in: Harmonic Quiz #1, p. 326 (ex. 1-4 only)

Singing
       Continue Unit 15 (Modulations to Closely Related Keys): p. 184-187


Week 6 (Sept 28 - Oct 1)

Theory:

Monday: Continue ch 4 Neapolitan. Assignment for Wednesday:
      Textbook, p. 161, figured bass exercises 1a, b, & c.

Wednesday's assignment for Monday:
      Anthology, p. 199-201 (Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert)

      Study Part III, Unit 5: Augmented Sixth Chords

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 322-323
       To turn in: Harmonic Quiz #2, p. 328 (ex. 1-3 only)

Singing
       Continue Unit 15 (Modulations to Closely Related Keys): p. 186-189


Week 7 (Oct 5-8)

Theory:

Monday: MEET IN LARGE GROUP. Assignment for Wednesday:
      Study Part III, Unit 5: Augmented Sixth Chords (lecture examples)
      Workbook, page 26, Ex. 1-3
      Online Study Guide 10: Complete the online quiz at the end with a score of 90% or better.

Wednesday's assignment for Monday: Anthology, p. 205-206 (Bach, Beethoven, Beethoven) and p. 208 (Mozart)
Web audio for the Anthology, http://www.uh.edu/musicstudents/theory/audio/anthology/ 

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Continue Unit 13, Secondary Dominants. Practice with self-grading melodies p. 311-313
       To turn in: Melodic Quiz #2, p. 315 (ex. 1-3 only)
 
Singing
       Complete solo melodies, Unit 15


Week 8 (Oct 12-15)

Theory:

Monday's assignment, theory textbook, p. 169, figured basses 4d and 4e.

Wednesday's assignment for Monday: PRACTICE MIDTERM (download PDF here)

Aural Skills:

Tuesday, Oct 13: DICTATION MIDTERM (based on Unit 13 dictations with secondary dominants; any material as indicated by instructor)

Thursday, Oct 15: SINGING MIDTERM (melodies from Chapters 14 and 15; any material as indicated by instructor)


Week 9 (Oct 19-22)

Theory:

Monday: Discuss Practice Theory Midterm

Wednesday, Oct 21: Theory Midterm (on material through Part III, Unit 5). No new assignment for Monday.

Aural Skills:
       Begin supplementary melodies for singing. Click here to download from e-Reserve.
       Begin Unit 14 dictation (examples from music literature)


Week 10 (Oct 26-29)

Theory:

Monday: Return and discuss Theory Midterm. Continue studying augmented 6th chords (Part III, Unit 5). Assignment for Wednesday:
      Anthology, p. 209-10 (Beethoven, Haydn, Beethoven ) and p. 212-213 (Mendelssohn) Audio clips can be found on this web page

Wednesday's assignment for Monday: Workbook, p. 28 (From the three exercises, choose two.)
Discuss ANALYSIS PROJECT.
Study more Anthology examples in class as time allows.

Theory III Analysis Project

Choose one of the complete pieces below from your analysis anthology:

  • 350  Mozart. Minuet K. 355
  • 354  Schumann. Phantasiestücke, Op. 30, No. 3: Warum?
  •
360  Mozart. Symphony No. 40, K. 550, Menuetto & Trio
  • 362  Joplin. A Breeze from Alabama
  •         
Kern. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (If not in your Anthology, the score is here.)

   Audio clips can be found on this web page

1. On a photocopied score, mark key areas, cadences, harmonies, and non-harmonic tones. Also label formal types and phrase period structures if any.

2. Write an essay two pages in length (double-spaced):

  • Explain important formal, thematic, and harmonic relationships that you have marked on the score.
  • Discuss one unique or distinctive feature of the piece that you find interesting. This is to be a focused discussion of one aspect of the piece.

Due: Monday, November 16      (Counts for 10% of the grade)

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading melodic exercises, p. 341-342 (Unit 15, Modulation to closely related keys)
       To turn in: Melodic Quiz #1, p. 346 (ex. 1-3 only)
 
       In class, as directed by instructor: Selections from Unit 14 dictation (examples from music literature)

Singing
       Continue supplementary melodies for singing. Click here to download from e-Reserve.


Week 11 (Nov 2-5)

Theory:

Monday: MEET IN LARGE GROUP. Begin Part III, Unit 6, Modulation by other means. Assignment for Wednesday:
      Study Part III, Unit 6.
      Also review Unit 5, pages 166-168 (Aug 6th inversions and other uses).
      To turn in Wednesday: Anthology analysis, p. 225 (Tchaikovsky) and 238-239 (Mozart)

Wednesday's assignment for Monday:
      Workbook, p. 35 (From the three exercises, choose two.)
      Also remember to get started on the analysis project.

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 350-351 (Unit 15, Modulation to closely related keys)
       To turn in: Harmonic Quiz #1, p. 355 (Choose three from the four exercises )
 
       In class, as directed by instructor: Selections from Unit 14 dictation (examples from music literature)

Singing
       Continue supplementary melodies for singing. Click here to download from e-Reserve.


Week 12 (Nov 9-12)

Theory:

Monday: Continue Part III, Unit 6, Modulation by other means. Assignment for Wednesday:
      Anthology analysis, p. 240-242 (Beethoven symphony, Haydn quartet, Beethoven sonata) or as assigned by instructor

Wednesday's assignment for Monday:
      Textbook, figured basses, p. 173, 1b and 1c
      Also continue work on analysis project, due next Monday, Nov 16

Aural Skills:

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading melodic exercises, p. 343-345 (Unit 15, Modulation to closely related keys)
       To turn in: Melodic Quiz #2, p. 347 (From the four melodies, choose three)
 
       In class, as directed by instructor: Selections from Unit 14 dictation (examples from music literature)

Singing
       Continue supplementary melodies for singing. Click here to download from e-Reserve.


Week 13 (Nov 16-19)

Theory:

Monday: TURN IN ANALYSIS PROJECT. MEET IN LARGE GROUP. Unit 7, Ninth Chords. Assignment for next Monday:
      Anthology analysis, p. 253-254 (Strauss, Frank, Beethoven) and p. 260-261 (Schumann, Grieg)   

Wednesday: Unit 7, Ninth Chords.Assignment for Wednesday:
     e-Workbook, p. 38
     Also, download, print, and study handout on chord nomenclature. Click here to download.
  

Aural Skills (Tuesday, Nov 20):

Singing: Begin Unit 16 in sightsinging book. (Also complete handout of supplementary melodies.)

Dictation assignment:    
       Practice: Self-grading harmonic exercises, p. 352-353 (Unit 15 harmonic exercises)
       To turn in: Harmonic Quiz #2, p. 357 (Choose three from the four exercises )


Week 14 (Nov 23-26) Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday & Thursday

Theory Monday:

Monday's assignment for next Monday: Practice Final Exam

Aural Skills Tuesday:

Singing: Continue Unit 16 in sightsinging book

No new dictaion assignment


Week 15 (Nov 30 - Dec 3)

Theory

Monday: Review Unit 7, Ninth Chords. Turn in Practice Final Exam
      Assignment for Wednesday: e-Workbook, p. 40 (Choose one of the two exercises.)

Wednesday: Return and discuss Practice Final Exam, review.

Theory Final Exam: Friday, December 11, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Aural Skills:

Tuesday: Continue Unit 16 sightsinging; Unit 15 dictation practice. No new dictaion assignment

Thursday, December. 3: Dictation Final Exam (based on Unit 15 dictation work)

Individual Singing Exam: By appointment, Thursday, December 15, 8:00-11:00, or as scheduled by instructor (on melodies from Unit 14 to page 204 in Unit 16 and also the singing handout, or, as announced by instructor)