Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 are no longer supported. Please use a newer browser.
Concourse works best with JavaScript enabled.
Blinn College logo

Master Course Syllabus · Visual and Performing Arts · Music Lect/Ens - MUSI

Music Theory IV

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/01/2019 to 08/31/2019
  • Modified 08/05/2019

Meeting Times

Contact Information


3 Lecture Hours Per Week; 48 Total Contact Hours; Credit: 3 Student Credit Hours

Continuation of advanced chromaticism and survey of analytical and compositional procedures in post-tonal music. Optional correlated study at the keyboard.


Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Music Theory III

Corequisites: Sight Singing and Ear Training IV and Class Piano IV, music major lessons and parent ensemble

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Construct and identify advanced chromatic harmonies.
2. Analyze musical compositions that utilize advanced chromatic harmonies and foreign-key modulation
3. Analyze musical compositions that utilize a variety of post-tonal practices.
4. Compose music utilizing appropriate post-tonal practices.
5. Demonstrate musical concepts covered in class on the keyboard.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of rhythmic meter and note duration through score analysis and


Required: Tonal Harmony/ Stefan Kostka, Dorothy Payne, Byron Almén, 8th edition. New York, NY. McGraw Hill Education, 2018.  Looseleaf version of textbook bundled with "CONNECT" online 3 year subscription


Tonal Harmony eBook bundled with McGraw Hill "Connect" 3 year subscription  

College rule notebook, Music Staff Paper,

No. 2 pencil,

Access to music compositional software/app.  Online and free-

Course Requirements


Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies