University of South Carolina
School of Music

Music Theory IV

Spring 2018

MUSC 216 | E-book | Naxos | OnMusic | Grove/Oxford | Harvard Dictionary

C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
Chromatic Harmony &
Voice Leading (Cont.)
1. Other Chords (Ch. 32)
2. Chromatic Sequences &
Modulations (Ch. 33-34)
Post-Tonal Harmony
3. Scales (Ch. 40)
Chord Structures (Ch. 41)
5. Atonal Theory (Ch. 42-44)
6 Twelve-Tone Serialism (Ch. 45)

Free Peer Tutoring

Naxos Music Library
OnMusic Dictionary
Harvard Dictionary
Grove/Oxford Dictionaries


  1. Read Quartal Harmony
  2. CYOW Practice Tests

Study Guides

  1. Exam 1 (pdf)
  2. Exam 2 (pdf)


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

Course Information

  1. Spring 2018 Syllabus (pdf)
  2. Burstein/Straus Resources
  3. Links for Students
  4. Links for Instructors

Listening, Analysis & Topics

  1. Listening/Analysis
  2. Topics


  1. Chord calculator {}
    Check your spelling of triads, seventh chords, and sus chords on any root (with or without a key signature)
  2. Chord Constructor {Teoria}
    Build triads and seventh chords, extend/alter them, hear the result
  3. Roman numeral calculator {}
    For any key and Roman numeral symbol, check the spelling of the associated triad or seventh chord
  4. Geometric Chord Constructor {Teoria}
    Explore geometric analogies for chords in a 2D pitch-class space.
  5. Scale calculator {Teoria}
    Check the spelling of contemporary scales on any pitch class
  6. Drill & Practice

Online Resources

Adams, Ricci. ( 2016. Available online at: <>.

Alvira, José Rodríguez. 2016. Teoria. Available online: <>.

Cutler, Tim. 2015. Internet Music Theory Database: A Collection of Scores and Sound Files. Available online at: <>.

Feezell, Mark. 2010. (LMT). Available online at: <>.

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


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Updated: March 19, 2018

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music