Music Theory IV with Paul Dell Aquila Semester Topics

Assigned Reading, Homework Schedule, and Class Agenda


University of Louisville Music 242 Semester Topics

Tonal Harmony Review

Review of MUS 241 Topics

Franz Schubert


Enharmonicism

Enharmonic Spelling for Convenience
Enharmonic Reinterpretation
Enharmonic Modulation Using Major-Minor Seventh Chords
Enharmonic Modulation Using Diminished-Seventh Chords


Cross Rhythms

Tapping Two against Three
Tapping Three against Four


Altered Dominant Chords

The Dominant with a Substituted 6th
The Dominant with a Raised 5th


Extended Chords and the Common-Tone Diminished 7th

Extended Tertian Sonorities (9th, 11th, and 13th Chords)
The Common-Tone Diminished 7th Chord


Nontraditional Use of Traditional Sonorities


Ecclesiastical Modes

Diatonic Church Modes


Other Pitch Collections

Pentatonic Scales
Octatonic (Diminished) Scale
Whole-Tone Scale
Hybrid Scales


Chromatic Sequence

Renoir Girls at the Piano

Review of Diatonic Sequence
Chromatic Sequence
Omnibus Sequence


Twentieth-Century Chord Structures and Polytonality

Polyharmony
Split-Third Sonorities
Quartal and Quintal Harmony
Secundal Harmony and Tone Clusters
Polytonality


Twentieth Century Rhythmic Techniques

Asymmetric and Composite Meters
Mixed Meters
Displaced Accent
Polyrhythm and Polymeter
Metric Modulation
Additive Rhythm


Parallelism

Diatonic Planing
Chromatic Planing


Pitch-Class Set Theory

Integer Notation
Pitch Class Sets and Segmentation
Normal Order
Checking the Inversion
Best Normal Order
Prime Form
Interval Class Vectors


Serialism

Fernando Sor

Twelve-Tone Serialism
Transposition, Inversion, and Retrograde
The 12x12 Matrix
Total Serialization


New Ways to Articulate Musical Form

Sectional Forms
Form and Register
Substitutes for Tonal Function
Repetition Forms in Nontonal Music
Canon and Imitation
Moment Form and Mobile Form
Indeterminacy and Chance


The Composer's Materials Today


Assigned Reading, Homework Schedule, and Class Agenda


E-Mail Instructor Paul Dell Aquila