MUSC 320 - Advanced Theory

Hayden Hall, Room 105, Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00-3:15
Class 7Tuesday, February 06

OK, well, this one didn't quite go the way I thought it would. 😕 We started by trying to compose a melody over a short chord progression. This took a long time and a lot of people had a hard time digging into it.

At the end we did some quick review of the "V7 of ____" terminology.

I dropped Worksheet #6 even though we haven't yet covered Part B.

Worksheet #4 is due on this date, and #5 and #6 are in play for the future.

Worksheet #4: Non-chord Tones

Worksheet #4 asks you to analyse three easy piano pieces and label all of the passing tones, neighbor tones, appoggiaturas, etc. Reviewing Chapter 5 in our theory anthology is probably pretty essential before you dig in. Here are audio clips of the three passages:

1) Beethoven, Ecossaise in G major WoO 23


2) Mozart, Minuet in F major K. 2:


3) Burgmüller, Arabesque


Due date is Tuesday, Feb 6.

Worksheet #5: Secondary V7's

This one just asks you to put roman numerals on a bunch of V7 chords. Due date is Friday 2/9.

Worksheet #6: Some Beethoven Plus Secondary viio7 Chords

Worksheet #6 begins with an analysis of some sweet Beethoven piano music, and then it asks you to spell a few "viio7 of _____" chords. As always this stuff is covered in Chapter 6 of our theory anthology.

Here is your audio clip:

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathètique", second movement


This one is due on Tues, Feb 13.

Could Schroeder Really Play Beethoven? An Investigation