A nuts-and-bolts overview of tonal harmony, from scales and chords to voice leading. At first we’ll focus on the harmonic practices of Classical and Baroque 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 at a basic level.
To hear and identify common chords and harmonic progressions.
To get fluency in writing and creating chords.
To know harmony and its historical association with diverse genres.
To create chordal compositions.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Theory
Tags: chords , harmony , music , theory