University of South Carolina
School of Music

Music Theory IV

Spring 2022

MUSC 216 | Blackboard | E-book

C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
Chromatic Harmony &
Voice Leading (cont.)
Current module Other Chords (Ch. 32)
2. Chromatic Sequences &
Chromatic Modulation (Ch. 33-34)
Post-Tonal Theory
3. Collections & Scales (Ch. 40-41)
4. Triadic Post-Tonality (Ch. 42)
5. Atonal Theory (Ch. 43-44)
6. Twelve-Tone Serialism (Ch. 46)
Student Resources

Free Peer Tutoring

Naxos Music Library


Welcome to MUSC 216!

Required Textbook & Workbook

L. Poundie Burstein and Joseph N. Straus (B/S), A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, 2nd ed.
(New York:
Norton, 2020). {Table of Contents}

Course Documents

  1. BAIN MUSC 216 Syllabus (coming soon...)
  2. Links for Students
  3. Bibliography

Course Materials

  1. Listening/Analysis
  2. Chapter Review Worksheets
  3. Topics: Lecture Notes
  4. Digital Anthology
  5. Notation

Chord and Scale Calculators

  1. Chord Calculator {}
    Check the spelling of triads, seventh chords, and sus chords on any root (with or without a key signature)
  2. Chord Constructor (with audio) {Teoria}
    Check the spelling of triads and seventh chords, hear the result
  3. Roman Numeral Calculator {}
    Check the spelling of a given Roman numeral symbol in any key
  4. Scale Constructor (with audio)  {Teoria}
    Check the spelling of contemporary scales on any note

Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)

  1. Chord Spelling/Identification
  2. Scale Spelling/Identification


Adams, Ricci. 2022. ( Available online at: <>.

Alvira, José Rodríguez. 2022. Teoria. Available online: <>.

Burstein, L. Poundie and Joseph N. Straus. 2020. A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, 2nd ed.,  New York: Norton. {GB; Norton}

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

Gotham, Mark, et al. 2020. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT v. 2). Viva Press Books. Available online at:

Hutchinson, Robert. 2017. Music Theory for the 21st Classroom. Available online at:

Updated: November 23, 2021

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music