Theory II: Basic Tonal Theory and Composition

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As a skill-building course in the language of tonal music, this course covers diatonic harmony and voice leading, elementary counterpoint, and simple forms. Students will develop an understanding through part writing, analysis, and composition. It is highly recommended, although not required, that students in this course also take Basic Aural Skills. Survey of Western Music is required for all students taking Theory II who have not had a similar history course. The materials of this course are prerequisite to any Advanced Theory course.