The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and middle-ground of harmony in courses AA314_1 and AA314_2. In this course, Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background, you will use Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony to consider the largest-scale stage of voice-leading analysis.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the nature of the background structure of a piece of tonal music
- Understand the difference between analysis which is definitely right or wrong and that which is dependent on individual judgement
- Relate the notes of a background graph and the indications of bar numbers to specific events in the musical score
- Understand the sorts of decisions and observations that go towards analysing the background structure of a piece of music
- Recognize the analytical statements about the various parts of a piece of music that are contained in a background graph.
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