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Course Description

  • This is the third course in a sequence of three. The prerequisite is Contemporary Music Theory II, or fluency with fundamentals, SATB part writing, cadences, and non-chord tones. In this course you will study:
  • Secondary Dominant and Leading-tone chords
  • Borrowed chords and Mode Mixture
  • Harmonic Modulation in various styles
  • Altered Pre-Dominant chords
  • Extended chords with the 9th, 11th, and 13th
  • Linear and Non-Functional Harmony
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Course Materials


  • Pre-requisites: Contemporary Music Theory II or equivalent
  • Co-requisites: Studying piano, guitar, and/or voice is recommended
  • Background: A love for music and a work ethic helps

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