ap music theory 2012-2013 syllabus instructor miss jung hwang firstname.lastname@example.org room 408 ext 432 course description ap music theory is intended for the student who wishes to obtain a greater understanding of the mechanics and foundations of music in order to pursue music as a career or serious avocation the class will emphasize fundamentals melody voice leading harmony texture harmonic progression form and analysis through identification analysis and prescription students will be able to demonstrate proper musical styles of writing for the common practice period throughout the course students will demonstrate this proficiency in creative exercises using their own melodies baselines chord progressions and arrangements at the end of the course students will write an original composition in their choice of style students will also refine aural skills through dictation sight-singing and computer assisted ear-training programs textbooks kostka stefan and dorothy payne tonal harmony with an introduction to twentieth-century music 6th ed new york mcgraw-hill 2004 kostka stefan and dorothy payne workbook for tonal harmony 6th ed new york mcgraw-hill 2004 benward and kolosick ear training a technique for listening 7th ed new york mcgraw-hill 2010 other resources macgamut 2003 for mac and windows columbus ohio macgamut music software www.macgamut.com student responsibilities books students are financially responsible for all books issued by yiss textbooks may not be left in classrooms and teachers are not responsible for the whereabouts of your book the copy which was issued must be turned in at the end of the course you will not receive credit for turning in another student s book and may not turn in replacement books the cost of replacement will be assessed to any student that fails to turn in the book they were issued or turns in a damaged book.
materials students will need to bring the following to each class · text book · notebook · manuscript paper · pencil · eraser classroom participation students will learn primarily by participating in hands-on activities including sight-singing ear-training and written exercises focused active participation is required for all classroom activities students will also be required to keep detailed notes and keep teacher handouts well organized grading quizzes most thursdays or fridays depending on the block schedule 50 homework 35 exam/concert performance 15 late work policy assignments will be accepted late but will be docked 10 for the first day and 50 after that course outline first semester part one music fundamentals 6 weeks chapters 1-3 scales key signatures intervals rhythm triads and chords ear training simple step-wise dictation 3 5 7 10 note patterns sight singing numbers moveable do chapter 4 diatonic chords in major and minor the minor scale three forms natural harmonic melodic diatonic chords diatonic seventh chords ear training pitch and rhythm sight singing part two diatonic triads two part counterpoint 2 weeks 1st species counterpoint 2nd species counterpoint chapter 5 voice leading 2weeks the melodic line notating chords
voicing a single chord parallel motion ear trainingsimple diationic melodies sight singing chapter 6 root position part writing four part textures 2 weeks repeated roots root movement by 4th and 5th root movement by 3rd root movement by 2nd instrument range and transposition ear training sight singing ap music theory sylabus page 4 of 6 chapter 7 harmonic progression 2 weeks sequences and the circle of fifths the i and v chords the ii chord the vi chord the iii chord the vii chord the iv chord common exceptions differences in the minor mode chapter 8 triads in first inversion 2 weeks bass arpeggiation substituted first inversion triads parallel sixth chords part-writing four-part textures soprano-bass counterpoint ear training sight signing chapter 9 triads in second inversion 2 weeks bass arpeggiation and the melodic bass the cadential six-four the passing six-four the pedal neighboring six-four part writing for six-four chords ear training sight singing second semestser chapter 10 cadences phrases and periods 1 to 2 weeks musical form cadence types
cadences and harmonic rhythm motives and phrases mozart s an die freude ear training sight singing chapter 11 non-chord tones i 1 to 2 weeks classification of non-chord tones passing tones ap music theory sylabus page 5 of 6 neighboring tones suspensions and retardations figured bass and lead sheet music embellishing a simple texture ear training sight singing chapter 12 non-chord tones ii 1 to 2 weeks appoggiaturas reaching tone lescape tone the nighbor group anticipatins the pedal point special problems analyzing non-chord tones ear training sight singing part three diatonic seventh chords chapter 13 the v7 chord 2 weeks voice leading considerations v7 in rood position other resolutions of the kv7 the inverted v7 first inversion 6/5 second inversion 4/3 third inversion 4/2 the approach to the seventh ear training sight singing chapter 14 the ii7 chord and vii7 chords 2 weeks the ii7 chord the vii7 chord in major the vii7 chord in minor ear training sight singing
part four chromaticism chapter 16 secondary functions i 2 weeks chromaticism and altered chords secondary functions secondary dominant chords spelling secondary dominants ap music theory sylabus page 6 of 6 recognizing secondary dominants secondary dominants in context ear training sight singing chapter 18 modulations using diatonic common chords 1 to 2 weeks definitions modulation change of key and tonicization key relationships review the circle of fifths common-chord modulations analyzing common chord modulation ear training sight singing chapter 20 binary and ternary forms 1 to 2 weeks formal terminology binary forms rounded binary form 12-bar blues other formal design weeks 30-33 review for the ap exam take two practice exams class discussion based on problems taken from the previous ap exams dictation sight singing and other ap exam drills chapter 28 an introduction to twentieth-century music weeks 2436 impressionism 20th c scales 20th c chord structures pandiatonicism rhythm and meter atonal theory twelve-tone composition work on original composition in students choice of style review semester material for the college board exam.