In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music,
principally the so-called “Classical” idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-long project of composing a theme and two variations in Classical style.
- Overview of Elementary Chromatic Harmony Unlimited
- Summary of Strict Note-Against-Note Counterpoint in FOUR Voices Unlimited
- Summary of Strict Note-Against-Note Counterpoint in TWO Voices Unlimited
- Theme Draft Workshop Music Unlimited
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