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Class Note for MUSI 6301 with Professor Snyder at UH


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Daily schedule Page 1 of 12 Pedagogy of Music Theory MUSI 6301 Spring 2005 Professor Andrew DaViS email ltadavisuhedugt Home page and syllabus Daily schedule Reserve list Daily schedule JUMP TO THE CURRENT WEEK lEFiles in PDF format are marked with the PDF logo To read these you39ll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can obtain for free here NOTES o All sources listed on this page are on reserve for this course in the music library unless the source is already a non circulating item this would include journals such as the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy o For call numbers for all sources listed on this page see the reserve list file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop WEEK DATE TOPICS AND READINGS read before coming OTHER ASSIGNMENTS DUE to class 1 0119 Course intro and discussion 2 0124 Introduction and overview Read Michael Rogers Teaching Approaches in Music Theory vii xii Preface 3 14 on the purpose and goals of music theory John D White Guidelines for College Teaching ofMusic Theory v vii Preface 3 5 on perspective and relevance of theory Robert Gauldin and Mary Wennerstrom Pedagogy Music Theory Spectrum 11 66 69 and survey their bibliography at the end Rudiments research and opinion on rudiments training Read Rogers Teaching Approaches 33 44 on fundamentals and masteryfluency Gillespie Jeffrey Welcome to Theory Camp More Than Simple Remediation JMTP 14 47 62 Read for his solution to the problem of how to teach remedial courses Questions to consider What are the problems with remedial theory courses the need for remedial instruction etc How should we deal 7172006 Daily schedule with them Should we be admitting students seriously deficient in rudimentary skills What are the implications of doing or not doing this Manuscript techniques Survey don39t read these sources and think about the question below George Heussenstamm The Norton Manual of Music Notation Gardner Read Music Notation A Manual of Modern Practice Question to consider Are these sources necessary in today s theory curriculum either for students or instructors Why or why not Page 2 of 12 0126 Rudiments texts Survey the texts listed below Guidelines on how to approach this and how to approach textbooks in general read prefaces and tables of contents how does the text approach different topics suggestions rhythm and meter non harmonic tones harmonic progression definitions of terms Which texts would you userecommend and why Bruce Benward and Barbara Garvey Jackson Practical Beginning Theory Paul O Harder and Greg Steinke Basic Materials in Music Theory John Clough and Joyce Conley Scales Intervals Keys Triads Rhythm and Meter Norton Programmed Texts in Music Theory series Clough and Conley Basic Harmonic Progressions Norton Programmed Texts in Music Theory series Tom Manoff The Music Kit 3 0131 file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Aural Skills Research and opinion on aural skills training Read Rogers Teaching Approaches 100 04 on the purposes of ear training 110 13 on success in melodic dictation 126 28 on the goals of sight singing 146 149 on broader approaches to ear training Edwin Gordon Learning Sequences in Music 13 27 defining audiation and its types and 7172006 Daily schedule stages 33 43 on music understanding vs appreciation also more on audiation 43 44 on method vs technique 51 84 on learning sequence esp sound before symbol etc 100 04 on theory and theorists Page 3 of 12 0202 More research and opinion on aural skills training Read Gary Karpinski Aural Skills Acquisition Read 3 4 on his purposes 19 29 on perceiving meter 62 77 on melodic dictation 92 99 on presenting melodic dictations and look at his flowchart on p 102 Other readings of interest Michael Rogers Beyond Intervals The Teaching of Tonal Hearing Indiana Theory Review 6 18 34 Steve Larson Scale Degree Function A Theory of Expressive Meaning and Its Application to Aural Skills Pedagogy JMTP 7 69 84 Gary Karpinski A Model for Music Perception and Its Implications in Melodic Dictation JMTP 4 191 229 Applies learning sequence to the study of dictation and listening in general Read especially for the model itself 192 96 and what is truly basic in learning theory 196 217 Gary Karpsinki unpublished typescript A Perceptual Basis for Implementing a Solmization System paper presented to the third U S conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition Cambridge MA 1997 4 0207 file C Documents20and205ettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Aural skills texts Review these texts in light of our class discussions last week Robert Ottman Music for Sight Singing Sol Berkowitz Gabriel Frontrier and Leo Kraft A New Approach to Sight Singing Bruce Benward and Maureen Carr Sightsinging Complete Gary Wittlich and Lee Humphries Ear Training An Approach Through Music Literature Robert Ottman and Paul E Dworak Basic Ear Training Skills Leo Kraft A New Approach to Ear Training A Self Instruction Program Arthur Gottschalk and Phillip Kloeckner Functional Hearing A Contextual Method for Reports on aural skills texts due See the IEreports assignment for guidelines IEList of aural skills texts and assigned reviewers 7172006 Daily schedule Ear Training Leland Bland Sight Singing Through Melodic Analysis Durham Thomas L Beginning Tonal Dictation Phillips Joel Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin The Musician39s Guide to Aural Skills Gary Karpinski A Manual of Basic Music Theory Dictation and Solfeggio Personal reserve this is a draft of portions of his forthcoming Norton text How does he treat learning sequence ordering of material application of sound before symbol etc Page 4 of 12 0209 Finish reports on aural skills texts today First observation should be completed by today See the IEobservation assignment for details IESee a schedule of theory or theory related courses to help you find an observation time We39ll discuss these in class next week 5 0214 file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Counterpoint Research and opinion on counterpoint training counterpoint in the curriculum etc Read White Guidelines 111 114 Rogers Teaching Approaches 64 66 J J Fux The Study of Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux39s Gradus ad Parnassum Translated and edited by Alfred Mann Read the Introduction and author s forward If you re unfamiliar with the species counterpoint approach survey parts I V in the quotFirst Partquot of the book Felix Salzer and Carl Schachter Counterpoint in Composition The Study of Voice Leading Read the authors39 preface Study the table of contents can you tell what the authors39 approach is and what they39re trying to accomplish in this book Survey chapter 6 quotCounterpoint in Composition 1quot part 1 quotThe Direct Application of Species Counterpointquot Heinrich Schenker Counterpoint 2 volumes Read the introduction 1 16 in Book I look at the TOC and skim some of the body of both volumes to get some idea of his approach How does it compare to the Salzer and Schachter book 7172006 Daily schedule Questions to consider why would one study species counterpoint Is it useful And most importantly Exactly what is it meant to teach Other readings of interest David Lewin An interesting global rule for species counterpoint In Theory Only 6 19 44 Library doesn t have this early volume of In Theory Only would have to get this on Interlibrary Loan Robert Gauldin A different approach to teaching melodic dissonance JMTP 10 79 90 Page 5 of 12 0216 Observation reports today Observation reports in class today See the IEobservation assignment for details ESee a schedule of theory or theory related courses to help you find an observation time Note half the class will give oral reports on the observationms today The rest of the class will give an oral report after the second observation 6 0221 file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Finish observation reports and discussion of classroom teaching IENotes on classroom teaching 16th and 18thcentury counterpoint textbooks 16thcentury counterpoint Thomas Benjamin The Craft ofModal Counterpoint Robert Gauldin A Practical Approach to Sixteenth Century Counterpoint Knud Jeppeson Counterpoint The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century Could you use this as a textbook J J Fux The Study of Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux39s Gradus ad Parnassum Translated and edited by Alfred Mann Could you use this as a textbook Felix Salzer and Carl Schachter Counterpoint in Composition The Study of Voice Leading Could you use this as a textbook 18thcentury counterpoint Thomas Benjamin Counterpoint in the Style Reports on counterpoint sources due See the IEreports assignment for guidelines IEList of counterpoint texts and assigned reviewers Be thinking about your paperpresentation topics you need to decide by Monday week 7 7172006 Daily schedule of J S Bach Robert Gauldin A Practical Approach to Eighteenth Century Counterpoint Kent Kennan Counterpoint Based on Eigh teen th Century Practice Richard Parks Eighteenth Century Counterpoint and Tonal Structure Harold Owen Modal and Tonal Counterpoint from Josquin to Stravinsky How is this book unique Questions to consider Which of these textbooks would you use and why What useful resources do these books contain for an instructor of counterpoint Are all of these books suitable for use as textbooks For those that may not be suitable as texts are they useful as resources in some other way How does instruction in 18th century counterpoint differ from instruction in 16th century counterpoint Page 6 of 12 0223 Finish counterpoint lESummarv notes on counterpoint instruction 7 0228 Harmony and figured bass Approaches to teaching harmony and figured bass Read Rogers Teaching Approaches 44 64 White Guidelines 86 91 on figured bass and 102 108 on harmony John Rothgeb Schenkerian Theory Its Implications for the Undergraduate Curriculum Music Theory Spectrum 3 142 149 Read especially pp 144 and 146 49 on harmonic thinking and integration of counterpoint figured bass and harmony training Skim and evaluate this article Joseph Swain Teaching Harmonic Rhythm JMTP 13 27 40 Paperpresentation topics due today paperpresentation assignment You must let me know what your topic will be in an email to me at adavisuhedu We can talk about this in person and over email so please do see me if you39re having difficulty deciding what to do In your email specify the topic along with at least two sources books articles textbooks etc you will consult to aid you in presenting and writing about the topic If you have any kind of outline in mind at this point include this in the email as well Also please send me an email with your topic even though you may have already told me in person what the topic will be 0302 More on approaches to teaching harmony and figured bass Discussion of material from the John Rothgeb article 8 0307 file C Documentsoo20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Harmony textbooks Walter Piston and Mark DeVoto Harmony Reports on harmony texts due See the reports assignment 7172006 Daily schedule For many years the standard text in music theory lst edition was published in 1941 Piston has gradually been replaced by some of the other harmony texts listed here Why has it been replaced How does it differ from other texts on this list Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne Tonal Harmony With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music Bruce Benward and Gary White Music in Theory and Practice Thomas Benjamin Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter Harmony and Voice Leading Robert Gauldin Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music Miguel Roig Francoli Harmony in Context How is this book different from the others Steven Laitz The Complete Musician How is this book different from the others Jane Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin The Musician39s Guide to Theory and Analysis Questions to consider What is the place of this in the curriculum What kinds of keyboard skills should we expect our students to have upon admission to school after partial completion of an undergraduate program after completing an undergraduate program Page 7 of 12 for guidelines IEList of harmony texts and assigned reviewers 0309 Finish the discussion of harmony textbooks Other issues from the readings on harmony and figured bass Second observation needs to be completed by today See the IEobservation assignment for details IESee a schedule of theory or theory related courses to help you find an observation time Spring break March 14 18 0321 Issues in teaching voice leading 4 part writing exercises 0323 Second observation reports today We39ll discuss these in class plan to turn in your report Observation reports in class today See the mobservation assignment for details ESee a schedule of theory or theory related courses to help you find an observation time 10 file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop 0328 Teaching form in music Read Ann Blombach Phrase and Cadence A Study of Terminology and Definition JMTP 1 225 7172006 Daily schedule 251 Questions to consider what is form in music What concepts does this term comprise What is the most effective way to teach it When do we teach it Page 8 of 12 0330 Form textbooks Survey these three textbooks and try to make some specific comparisons Wallace Berry Form in Music Douglass Green Form in Tonal Music Peter Spencer and Peter Temko A Practical Approach to the Study of Form in Music Questions to consider Which of these would you use if any Why or why not What are some specific advantagesdisadvantages of each 11 file C Documents20andZOSettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop 0404 Anthologies Note some of these are not on reserve Many apologies I don39t think access to them will be a problem but let me know if it is Thomas Benjamin Michael Horvit and Robert Nelson Music forAnaysis MT91 M85 2001 Charles Bu rkhart Anthology for Musical Analysis MT65 A55 1994 Ralph Tu rek Analytical Anthology of Music And see also Tu rek Accompaniment to Analytical Anthology of Music New York Knopf 1984 MT65 A5 1984 Joseph N Straus Music by Women for Study and Analysis MT65 M84 1993 Wennerstrom Mary H Anthology of Twentieth Century Music MT6M334A6 NOT ON RESERVE Morgan Robert P Anthology of Twentieth Century Music ML197 M675 1990 Suppl NOT ON RESERVE Wennerstrom Mary H Anthology ofMusic Structure and Style MT65 A57 1982 NOT ON RESERVE Distefano Joseph K and James A Searl Music and Materials for Analysis An Anthology MT65 D57 1995 NOT ON RESERVE Palisca Claude V Norton Anthology of Western Music MT65 N65 2001 v 1 and 2 Kamien Roger The Norton Scores An Anthology for Listening MT65 N7 1990 NOT ON RESERVE Downs Philip G Anthology of Classical Music MT65A56 1992 NOT ON RESERVE Reports on anthologies due IFor your report provide answers to these questions lEList of anthologies and assigned reviewers 7172006 Daily schedule K Marie Stolba The Development of Western Music An Anthology MT65 D48 1994 v 1 and 2 Page 9 of 12 I0406 Presentations Summaries and conclusions Read Elizabeth West Marvin Intrinsic Motivation The Relation of Analysis to Performance in Undergraduate Music Theory Instruction JMTP 8 47 57 Gary Karpinski Lessons From the Past Music Theory Pedagogy and the Future Music Theory Online 6 no 3 12 I0411IIPresentations I I0413 Presentations I 13 I0418 Presentations I I0420IIPresentations I 14 I0425 Presentations I I0427IIPresentations I 15 0502 Presentation 1 E Presentation schedule REVISED 0411 Final paper due Wednesday May 4 2005 by class time 1130am You can email your paper to me if you want otherwise please put a hard copy in my mailbox Other topics that we don39t have time to cover in class Issues with counterpoint in the curriculum Where when and how should counterpoint be approached in the theory curriculum John Rothgeb Schenkerian Theory Its Implications for the Undergraduate Cu rriculum Music Theory Spectrum 3 142 149 Read 142 44 and 146 last par 147 on contrapuntal thinking as part of musical understanding David Mancini Using Species Counterpoint in the Undergraduate Theory Curriculum JMTP 3 205 221 file C Documentsoo20and205ettingsAndrew20DavisDesktop Schenkerian Analysis Research and opinion on training in Schenkerian analysis and its impact on the undergraduate curriculum John Rothgeb Schenkerian Theory Its Implications for the Undergraduate Cu rriculum Music Theory Spectrum 3 142 149 Question What preparation is necessary before an actual course in Schenkerian analysis David Beach Schenker s Theories A Pedagogical 7172006 Daily schedule View in Aspects of Schenkerian Theory 1 38 Lee Riggins and Gregory Proctor A Schenker Pedagogy JMTP 3 1 24 Textbooks in Schenkerian analysis Oswald Jonas Introduction to the Theory of Heinrich Schenker Allen Forte and Steven Gilbert Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis Allen Cadwallader and David Gagne Analysis of Tonal Music A Schenkerian Approach David Neumeyer and Susan Tepping A Guide to Schenkerian Analysis Try to identify some aspects of this approach that are different from the more standard approaches in ForteGilbert andor CadwalladerGagne ComputerAssisted Instruction Deron McGee Aural skills pedagogy and computer assisted instruction Past present and future JMTP 14 115 34 Reviews of current programs Practica musica MacGAMUT CASPAR and Music for Ear Training Keyboard Harmony Rogers Teaching Approaches 69 71 on keyboard skills in the service of mind training White Guidelines 77 80 on keyboard skills in general 91 96 on improvisation at the keyboard William Trantham A Music Theory Approach to Beginning Piano Instruction for the College Music Major Journal of Research in Music Education 18 49 56 Relevant texts Stanley Shumway Harmony and Ear Training at the Keyboard Gary Wittlich and Deborah S Martin Tonal Harmony for the Keyboard Arthur Frackenpohl Harmonization at the Piano R 0 Morris Figured Harmony at the Keyboard 2 vols Score reading White Guidelines 80 86 on clef and score reading Questions to consider What place does this have in the curriculum When doshould we teach this How do we teach it Instrumentation and Orchestration Page 10 of 12 fileCDocuments20andZOSettingsAndrew o20DavisDesktop 7172006 Daily schedule Relevant sources why are these sources useful for any class in music theory not just a class in orchestration Walter Piston Orchestration Kent Kennan The Technique of Orchestration Samuel Adler The Study of Orchestration Other sources of interest on orchestration Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov Principles of Orchestration Alfred Blatter Instrumentation and Orchestration Curriculum issues John Buccheri Musicianship at Northwestern JMTP 4 125 45 Mary Wennerstrom The Undergraduate Core Music Curriculum at Indiana University JMTP 3 153 76 David Ward Steinman Comprehensive Musicianship at San Diego State University JMTP 1 127 48 Music analysis Rogers Teaching Approaches 74 99 chapter 4 on analysis Allen Winold Music Analysis Purposes Paradigms and Problems JMTP 7 29 40 Textbooks and other sources Nicholas Cook A Guide to Musical Analysis esp chapter 1 Jonathan Dunsby and Arnold Whitall Music Analysis in Theory and Practice Ian Bent and William Drabkin Analysis Jan LaRue Guidelines for Style Analysis Introduction I will be more specific John D White Comprehensive Musical Analysis Questions to consider what does this term analysis mean What skills and concepts does the term refer to What is the place of analysis in the curriculum How andor when should we be approaching music analysis What music what repertoire should we be studying and when should we be studying it Other sources of interest Deron McGee The Power of Prose Writing in the Undergraduate Music Theory Curriculum JMTP 7 85 104 Bruce C Kelley Part Writing Prose Writing An Investigation of Writing to Learn in the Music Theory Page 11 of 12 fileCDocuments20andZOSettingsAndrew o20DavisDesktop 7172006 Daily schedule Classroom JMTP 13 65 87 Questions to consider Which do you find useful and why What are some advantagesdisadvantages of each How does the approach of each ed itorcompiler differ Posttonal music Research and opinion on training in posttonal music Read David Mancini Teaching Set Theory in the Undergraduate Core Curriculum JMTP 5 95 107 Posttonal music texts and source readings Survey these George Perle Serial Composition and Atonality be more specific Allen Forte The Structure ofAtonal Music be more specific John Rahn Basic Atonal Theory be more specific Joseph N Straus Introduction to Post Tonal Theory Stefan Kostka Materials and Techniques of Twentieth Century Music See esp ch 9 on nonserial atonality and ch 10 on classical serialism Joel Lester Analytic Approaches to Twentieth Century Music How does this book compare to the others Survey with these questions in mind Which wouldcould you use as texts Which would you Lot use What are some advantagesdisadvantages of each What are the obvious disadvantages to using any text at all What are some problems that arise in teaching topics in post tonal music at the underg rad uate level Other sources of interest on post tonal music Lora Gingerich Explaining Inversion in 20th century Theory JMTP 3 233 242 Page 12 of 12 Last updated 18 January 2005 URL httpwwwuheduadavisSmusi6301 Comments adavisuhedu 2005 Andrew Davis fileCDocuments20andZOSettingsAndrew o20DavisDesktop 7172006


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