This course builds on skills and understanding gained in MUSC11120, and will cover the following:

1. Diatonic chords and chord progressions in major and minor keys.

2. Two-part writing in major and minor keys.

3. Treatment of the following dissonances: passing notes, neighbour notes, anticipation, delay and suspension.

4. Cadential harmony in major and minor keys.

5. Reading in treble, bass and alto clef

6. All intervals within the octave, and the following chords: major, minor, diminished, seventh chords on V and ii.

6. Keyboard harmony

7. Introduction to 4-part harmony

8. Singing, dictating and composing in all of the above.

9. Composition – word-setting and composing simple melodies in major and minor keys.


In this course the basis for understanding harmony is hearing, and a large component of the course will be the development of aural skills, based on sol-fa (moveable-do), and this will be related to the Musicianship component of the subject.  As far as possible the harmony component will also reflect the history component of the course.