Music Theory I

Daily Schedule

Return to: MUSC 115

Required Textbook (Open Access)

Mark Gotham, et al. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT2). Available online at: <>.

Week 1: June 19-24


Homework: Quiz 1a-c

Homework: Quiz 2a-c

    1. Introduction to Harmonic Schemas in Pop Music {OMT2}
    2. Textural Layers

Homework: Quiz 3a-b

Week 1 Homework
: Fri., June 23, 11:59 pm

Chord Loop Project
Due: Mon., June 26, 12:20 pm

Mon., June 26, in class

Week 2: June 26-29

Homework: Quiz 4

Homework: Quiz 5a-b

    1. Sequences (Mount and Rothfarb 2020)
    2. Galant Schemas - The Rule of the Octave and Harmonizing the Scale with Sequences {OMT2}

Homework: Quiz 6a-c

Week 2 Homework
: Fri., June 30, 11:59 pm

Melody Harmonization Project
: Mon., July 3, 12:20 pm

Mon., July 3, in class

Week 3: July 3-7

Homework: Quiz 7a-b

Homework: Quiz 8a-c

Week 3 Homework
Due: Thurs., July 6, 11:59 pm

Form Project
Due: Fri., July 7, 11:59 pm

Due: Fri., July 7, 11:59 pm


See also: BAIN MUSC 115 Bibliography

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

Gotham, Mark, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson. 2020. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT2). Viva Press Publishing. Available online at: <>.

Martin, Dave. 2022. "The Nashville Number System Demystified." InSync (July 8, 2020). Available online at: <>.

Moore, Allan. 2016. "Aspects of Popular Music." Society for Music Analysis. (Episode 2: The SMA Video Podcast). Available online at: <>.

Mount, Andre with Lee Rothfarb. 2020. Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music. Available online: <>.

Summach, Jay. 2017. "The Structure, Function, and Genesis of the Prechorus." Music Theory Online 17/3 (October 2017). {MTO}

Updated: August 10, 2023

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music