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MUS 111

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Unit I: Review of Music-Theory Fundamentals (review) and First-Species Counterpoint
  • K&P CH1 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH2 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH3 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH4 Self-Test Answers
  • Clef Lecture (includes example scores)
  • Scales Lecture
  • Sample Quiz I (key signatures and scales)
  • Quiz I
  • Reading 1a: Salzer&Schachter on CFs, Reading 1b: Jeppesen on CFs, Reading 1c: Fux on CFs
  • Cantus-firmus Writing Handout
  • Intervals Lecture
  • Error List CF and Sample Answers CF
  • CF Self-Tests and CF Self-Test Answers
  • CF Error-detection Exercises (PDF)
  • Reading 2a: Salzer&Schachter on 1st species, Reading 2b: Jeppesen on 1st species, Reading 2c: Fux on 1st species
  • First-species Handout and Counterpoint Tutor Website
  • Sample Species Analysis Handout
  • Error List I and Sample Answers I
  • Sample Error Detection I; 1st-species Self Tests and 1st-species Self-Test Answers
  • First-species Error-detection Exercises (PDF)
  • Writing First-Species Counterpoint Handout and Musical issues when writing 1st species
  • First-species Worksheet, revised (2-part) and original verion (2-part grouped above/below CF)
  • Shumway Preliminary Exercises (Preparation for Keyboard Harmony)
  • Sample Quiz II (key signatures, scales, intervals)
  • Quiz II
  • Chords Lecture
  • Figured-bass Notation Exercise 1 (can play the music inside the PDF file)
  • Melody-writing errors (compared to CF rules)
  • Quiz III
  • Quiz IV
  • Review Sheet for Test I
  • Practice Test I
  • Test I (password protected)


  • Unit II: Basic Diatonic Harmony and Progression, and Second-Species Counterpoint
  • K&P CH5 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH6 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH7 Self-Test Answers
  • Sample Species Analysis Handout
  • Second-species Handout; Sample Species Analysis Handout
  • Reading 3a: Salzer&Schachter examples of 2nd species, Reading 3b: Jeppesen on 2nd species, Reading 2c: Fux on 2nd species
  • Grading Rubric II; Sample Answers II; Sample Error Detection II; 2nd-species Self Test; 2nd-species Self-Test Answers; and Second-Species Error-detection Exercises (PDF)
  • Writing Second-Species Counterpoint Handout
  • Second-Species Worksheet
  • Lecture on 5/3s
  • Handout on Root-position Part-writing & Harmonization and its Key
  • Four-part Error-Detection Handout
  • List of Common Student Errors (Part-writing & Analysis) and Examples of Common Student Errors (Part-writing)
  • Part-writing errors (compared to species rules)
  • Melodies for Harmonization 1 (Root position with I, IV, and V) and Finale file
  • Harmonic Dictation Hints (by Bass Scale Degrees)
  • Harmonic Progression Handout
  • Standard Progression Handout (contains 5/3 & 6/3 chords)
  • Review Sheet for Test II
  • Practice Test II and Extra Problems (optional)
  • Test II (password protected)


  • Unit III: More Diatonic Harmony, Diatonic Sequences, and Fourth-Species Counterpoint
  • K&P CH8 Self-Test Answers
  • K&P CH9 Self-Test Answers
  • Lecture on 6/3s
  • Reading 4: Harmonic Sequences (Laitz), Harmonic Sequences Workbook Exercises (Laitz), and Harmonic Sequence ID Exercises
  • Keyboard and Written Exercises on Harmonic Sequences (Couch) (Harmonic sequences with diatonic triads)
  • Sample Species Analysis Handout
  • Fourth-species Handout and Fourth-species Examples from Salzer&Schachter
  • Error List IV and Sample Answers IV
  • Sample Error Detection IV; 4th-species Self Tests; 4th-species Self-Test Answers; and 4th-species Self-Test 2 Answer (not assigned).
  • Fourth-Species Error-detection Exercises (PDF)
  • Writing Fourth-Species Counterpoint Handout
  • Doubling Rules (includes 6/4 placements & notations)
  • Order of Rules (for partwriting)
  • Lecture on 6/4s
  • Solutions to K&P CH9 selftests (with updated notation & explanation)
  • Lecture on Figured Bass Harmonization
  • Chorale Writing Exercise Jesu, Jesu, Du bist mein and Finale Version
  • Handout on Species Concepts
  • Lecture on Species->Chorale Phrase (PDF)
  • Worksheet on Species -> Chorale Phrase (PDF) or Worksheet on Species->Chorale Phrase (Finale)
  • Review Sheet for Test III
  • Practice Test III
  • Test III (password protected)


  • Projects and Final Exam
  • Hymn Projects Grading Rubric and Student Hymn Evaluation Sheet
  • Class 2013 Hymns
  • Choir membership for Hymn Projects
  • Sample Hymn Projects (various Theory I classes)
  • Sample Hymn Projects (from Fall 2005 class)
  • Hymn Projects (from Fall 2007)
  • Review Sheet for Final Exam
  • Written Theory Final (password protected)
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