A nuts‐and‐bolts overview of tonal harmony, from scales and chords to voice leading and common progressions. At first we’ll focus on the harmonic practices of Classical music, later broadening our focus to a variety of pop, jazz, and contemporary music. Emphasis will be placed on creative work, and students will be asked to compose and perform pieces in a variety of harmonic styles. Ear‐training will help internalize these harmonic concepts. Students must be able to read music.