Maricopa Community Colleges  MTC205   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 3-28-1995

MTC205  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Music Theory III

The study of chromatic harmony and melody, modulation techniques and expanded chords. The analysis of formal structure.

Prerequisites: MTC155. Corequisites: MTC206.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


MTC205  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Music Theory III



Identify and notate altered chords. (I)


Identify and notate modulations to non-closely related keys. (II)


Identify and notate ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords. (III)


Describe and analyze various musical forms. (IV)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


MTC205  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Music Theory III


I. Altered chords

A. Figured bass symbols

B. Analysis symbols

C. Voice leading

D. Borrowed chords

1. Borrowed chords in major keys

2. Borrowed chords in minor keys

E. Augmented sixth chords

1. Italian

2. French

3. German

4. Doubly augmented sixth (English)

F. Neapolitan sixth

G. Altered dominants

H. Fully-diminished seventh chord

I. Chromatic mediants

II. Modulation

A. Pivot chord modulation

B. Enharmonic modulation

1. Using German sixth/V chord

2. Using fully-diminished seventh chords

C. Sequential modulation

III. Extended harmony

A. Ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords

B. Analysis symbols

C. Figured bass symbols

D. Voice leading

IV. Part-forms

A. Two-part form

B. Three-part form

C. Sonata form

D. Rondo form

E. Composite form

F. Variation forms


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