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MUSC 004B: Music Theory Level 4

Course Description

This course incorporates the concepts from MUSC004A Music Theory Level 3. Through writing and analysis, the course includes post-Romantic techniques such as non-functional harmony; 9th, 11th, and 13th chords; quartal and quintal structures; and planning. It also presents 20th century techniques such as secundal and cluster structures, modality, bi-modality, tone rows, serialism, set theory, pandiatonicism, and polytonalism. Advanced rhythmic applications are also incorporated. Music majors are required to take MUSC 020D concurrent with this course. Non-majors are encouraged but not required to take MUSC 020D concurrent with this course. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 031 A/B Intermediate Piano is strongly encouraged for all students.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: MUSC 004A
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C1- Arts
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3A- Arts
  • C-ID: MUS 150 - Music Theory IV
    MUS 155 - Musicianship IV
Last Updated 7/19/23