Graduate/Transfer Music Theory Entrance Exam Primer:
Theory 3

 

 

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Theory III Coverage

The first year of music theory (theory I & II) is devoted to diatonic harmony, or harmony derived exclusively from notes that belong to the scale in use. Theory III, on the other hand, explores the topic of chromatic harmony using chords that contain accidentals other than the ones found in key signatures (chapters 25-32).

Theory III Part-Writing

Below you will find another part-writing exercise to realize in a four-voice texture. When you are done with your realization, please provide a Roman Numeral analysis of your composition, indicating any modulations with the correct notation. Once you have completed your chorale, you can see one possible realization and check your harmonic analysis against the linked answer sheet.

Theory III Analysis

Below you will find an exerpt that you will analyze using Roman Numerals to indicate the chord function and figured bass to indicate the chord inversion. Once you have completed your analysis, you can check your results against the linked answer sheet.

Click Here for Part-Writing Realization and Analysis Answer Sheet

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