Basso Continuo and You (MTH2110.01)

Kitty Brazelton

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The practice of putting chords over a bass line and a melody on top – sound familiar? – exploded in the Early Baroque and we haven’t been the same since. Listening changed. Ensembles changed. And a new era of functional harmony began. Learn about figured bass, chordal voicing and interpretation, the Spanish rhythmic ostinati which fueled popular dances from the New World. We’ll dig up old bass line treasure, sight-sing, analyze, improvise and play. Bring your voice or an instrument, your brain, your ears, your pencil and some music paper. Students must be able to read and write music, and have some instrumental or vocal proficiency. The evening class will be a playing session, implementing the theory.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
W 4:10pm-6:00pm; 7:30-9:30pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Theory, Updates, 2000, Kitty Brazelton, and tagged , , , , , .