Music Theory III

Digital Resources

MUSC 215 | E-book | Blackboard | Naxos

Burstein & Straus Digital Resources

Our textbook (Burstein/Straus 2015) comes with an extensive set of publisher provided digital resources including:

  1. An electronic version of the textbook (E-book) with integrated musical example playback.What is more, many of the musical examples may be expanded so you can explore the entire passage.
  2. Workbook exercises as pdfs
  3. Workbook exercises as cloud-based Noteflight documents
  4. Video tutorials for each chapter called Know It videos
  5. Formative/adaptive/game-like computer-assisted instruction (CAI) software called InQuizitive

These resources are explained in more detail below.


The printed textbook is available in 3 different formats: hardcover, softcover, and loose leaf. If you took MUSC 115/116 at USC last year, you already own the printed textbook. Every new copy of the printed textbook comes with a code which allows you to register for an Norton account. Your Norton account will provide you with access to all of the book's digital resources (called Total Access). The details of this are explained in the front of your textbook.


Every chapter of our textbook comes with a set of online video tutorials called Know It? videos. These 3-5 min. videos are a great way to quickly review concepts presented in the chapter. Click here to see the videos we wil use this semester.


InQuizitive is the formative/adaptive/game-like computer-assisted instruction (CAI) software companion to our textbook. It is a powerful tool for active learning. To get a general idea of what it can do for you, watch the InQuizitive QuickStart Video (3:45).

The InQuizitive (Show it! Software) may be use for homework extra credit. If you are interested in using InQuizitive for this purpose, please e-mail me and I will provide you with the information you require to get started using the program.

BAIN MUSC 215 Digital Resources

In addition to the digital resources above, we will use the following:

  1. Chapter Review Worksheets & Quizzes: These worksheets and "low-stakes" online reading comprehension quizzes that are designed to help you stay on track with the reading
  2. Listening/Analysis: Access to online recordings and analytical documents for the works we study in class
  3. Harmonic Analysis Practice Exercises: Optional Burstein/Straus (2015) workbook exercises that provide extra practice for the upcoming exam.
  4. Beyond the Score: Inspiring videos that put music theory in a wider musical view


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

Updated: August 20, 2018

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music