Sample Schedules

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This page includes possible scheduling arrangements for the various lessons in this curriculum.

Four-Semester Schedules[edit]

Option 1[edit]

This arrangement is currently being used at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

First Year
Week Theory I Week Theory II
1 Acoustics: Sound Creation & Propagation, The Ear: Sound Reception 1 Meters & Beats, Poetic Meter & Text-Setting
2 Recording Methods, Frequency & Pitch, Pitch Notation 2 Major Diatonic Harmony, Melodic Writing & Harmony
3 Loudness & Dynamics, Timbre & Articulation 3 Rhythm & Melody, Motivic Development
4 Instrument Families, Melody & Texture 4 Harmonic Cadences, Harmonic Rhythm
5 Duration, Rhythm, & Meter, Rhythm Notation 5 Non-Harmonic Tones, Phrase Forms
6 Meter Notation, Tonality: Scales & Chords 6 Minor & Modal Harmony, Writing for Instruments & Transposition
7 Major Scales & Key Signatures, Minor Keys & Scales 7 Modal Melody, Metrical Deviations & Dissonances
8 Midterm Review & Exam 8 Midterm Review & Exam
9 Intervals, Tuning Systems & Interval Ratios 9 Spring Break
10 Modes, Solfège Systems 10 Meet the Composer, Counterpoint
11 Triads & Inversions, Seventh Chords 11 Harmonic Progressions & Syntax, Formal Function
12 Extended Harmonies & Popular Chords, Roman Numeral Analysis 12 Improvisation & Performer Creativity, Modulation
13 Introduction to Melodic Harmonization 13 Tonicization, Form in Popular Music
14 Review & Thanksgiving Break 14 Scoring, Texture, Timbre & Form
15 Final Review & Exam 15 Final Review & Exam
Second Year
Week Theory III Week Theory IV
1 Review of Theory I & II 1 Electronic Instruments, Synthesis
2 Chromatic Harmony, Other Scales 2 Sampling, Musique Concrète
3 Large Forms 3 Amplification & Distortion, Filters & Effects
4 The Music Business, Genre 4 Vocal Modification, Sequencing
5 Rap 5 Drum Machines, Turntablism
6 Film & Television Music, Stage Music 6 Multiphonics, Reverb
7 Video Game Music, Multimedia 7 Studio Production, Music and the Internet
8 Midterm Review & Exam 8 Midterm Review & Exam
9 Pantriadicism & Chromatic Mediants, Pandiatonicism & Soundmass, Extended Techniques 9 Spring Break
10 Quartal Harmony, Emotion in Music, Impressionism 10 Instructor's Choice
11 Simultaneity, Eclecticism, Quotation & Sampling 11
12 Atonality, Serialism, Set Theory 12
13 Microtonality, Colotomic Structures 13
14 Minimalism, Thanksgiving Break 14
15 Final Review & Exam 15 Final Review & Exam