BAIN MUSC 215 Music Theory III
University of South Carolina
School of Music

Music Theory III

Fall 2017

MUSC 215 | E-book | Naxos | OnMusic | Grove/Oxford | | Teoria

C O U R S E   M O D U L E S

Tonal Theory Review

2. Applied Chords (Ch. 25-26)
3. Modulation (Ch. 27-28)

Modal Mixture (Ch. 29)


Other Chromatic
Chords (Ch. 30-31)

6. Form (Ch. 37-39)
Student Resources

Free Peer Tutoring

OnMusic Dictionary

Grove/Oxford Dictionary
Naxos Music Library


Have a great fall break!


There is no homework for Mon., Oct. 23.

Be sure to complete the Ch. 27-29 checkpoint quizzes by Exam 2 (Nov. 8)

Study Guides

Course Information

  1. Fall 2017 Syllabus (pdf)
  2. Links for Students
  3. Links for Instructors

Required Textbook & Workbook

Poundie Burstein and Joseph N. Straus (B/S), A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony
      (New York: Norton, 2015). {Table of Contents}

Course Media

  1. Chromatic Part Writing
  2. Listening/Analysis
  3. Harmonic Analysis Practice Exercises
  4. Beyond the Score
  5. Extra Practice
  6. Form

Overview Handouts

  1. Lead-Sheet Chord Symbols (pdf)
  2. Roman Numerals (pdf)
  3. Embellishing Tones (pdf)
  4. Solfège Syllables (pdf)
  5. Sequences
  6. See also: BAIN MUSC 116 Handouts


  1. Burstein/Straus Digital Resources {Norton}
  2. Check Your Own Work Calculators
  3. Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)
  4. Online Tonal Theory Resources


Adams, Ricci. ( Available online at: <>.

Alvira, José Rodríguez. Teoria. Available online: <>.

Burstein, Poundie and Joseph N. Straus. 2015. A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony. New York: Norton. {Norton}


Updated: October 18, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music