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Music Theory Level XII


1. Modulation (Diatonic Common Chord Modulation)


2. Neapolitan Sixth Chord


3. Augmented Sixth Chords

  • Italian

  • French

  • German


4. Voice leading

  • Parallel

  • Contrary

  • Oblique

  • Similar


5. Part Writing (Rules)

  • Voice overlapping

  • Parallel octaves

  • Parallel fifths

  • Parallel unison


6. Form VI: Sonata Form (Analysis)

7. Genre VI: Opera

8. Opera Composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, , Bizet, Wagner


Ear Training

  1. Melodic dictation: Complete the melody you hear.  The key, time signature, number of bars will be given, but the student must notate them correctly.  First note will be given.  Accidentals and rests will be presented.  Identify any non-chord tones.  Treble or bass clef will be used.

  2. Seventh chords: Identify the seventh chords you hear.  MM, Mm, mm, half diminished and fully diminished seventh chords in root and inversions will be presented.  

  3. Cadences: Identify the cadences you hear.  Authentic, plagal, half and deceptive cadences will be presented. 

  4. Intervals: Identify the intervals you hear by number and quality (Major, minor, perfect and tritone) will be presented.  All intervals will be played either ascending, descending, OR harmonically.

  5. Scales/modes: Identify the scales or modes you hear.  Major, minor (all 3 forms), chromatic, pentatonic, whole tone and blues scales will be presented as well as all church modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian).  ​

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