Music Theory III

Online Tonal Theory Resources

for MUSC 115, 116 & 215

MUSC 215 | Overview | ACF | OMT | | | Teoria

MUSC 115 Music Theory I

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Rhythm & Meter
  3. Triads & Seventh Chords (B/S Ch. 3)
  4. Roman Numerals {OMT}
  5. Harmony and Voice Leading
  6. Transcription & Arranging
MUSC 116 Music Theory II
  1. Species Counterpoint (B/S Ch. 8)
    See Gauldin 2004 An Introduction to Species Counterpoint and Laitz 2015 Ch. 2:

  2. Four-Voice Composition 2 – B/S 9-24
  3. Melody Forms - K/P Ch.10
  4. Nonharmonic TonesK/P Ch. 11-12
  5. Part Writing 2K/P Ch.13-15

MUSC 215 Music Theory III

  1. The Harmonic Series {Teoria}
  2. Applied Chords {OMT} – B/S Ch. 25-26
  3. Modulation –  B/S Ch. 27-28
  4. Modal Mixture {OMT} B/S Ch. 29
  5. Chromatically-Altered Predominant Chords {OMT} B/S Ch. 30-31
  6. Form B/S 37-39
  7. Composition
  8. Additional Topics


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

Alvira, José Rodríguez. 2014. Teoria. Available online: <>.

Burstein, L. Poundie and Joseph N. Straus (B/S). 2015. A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony. New York: Norton. {TOC; Digital Resources}

Caplin, William E. 2013. Analyzing Classical Form (ACF): An Approach for the Classroom. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB; Companion Website}

Cutler, Timothy. 2018. Anthology for Music Analysis. New York: Norton {GB}

Cutler, Timothy. 2015. Internet Music Theory Database (IMTD): A Collections of Scores and Sound Files.
     Available online at: <>.

Feezell, Mark. 2008-2012. (LMT). Available online at: <>.

Kahn Academy. Available online at: <>.

Kostka, Stefan, Dorothy Payne and Byron Almén (K/P). 2018. Tonal Harmony:
     With An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music
, 7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. {8/e; 7/e; 6/e}

Gauldin, Robert. 2004. “An Introduction to Species Counterpoint." In Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music, 2nd ed. New York: Norton, pp. A14-25.

Laitz, Steven. G. 2015. "Harnessing Space and Time: Introduction to Melody and Two-Voice Counterpoint." In The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening, 4th ed. New York: Oxford. {TOC; GB; Companion Website}

Shaffer, Kris, Bryn Hughes, and Brian Moseley. 2014. OpenMusicTheory (OMT). Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. Available online at: <>.

Sibelius Academy (SA). Music Theory I, English Edition. Available online at: <>.

Turek, Ralph and Daniel McCarthy. 2013. Theory for Today's Musician: Theory Trainer. New York: Routledge. Available online: <>.

Updated: January 1, 2019

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music