The Key to Songs (MTH4419.01)

Nicholas Brooke

A seminar on advanced harmony, based on in-class analyses of a broad range of classical, pop, and jazz songs. Students will learn about chromaticism, pivot chords, modulation, and extended triadic harmonies, while composing songs in a variety of styles. Songwriters studied will include Mozart, Schubert, Mahler, Strauss, Weill, The Beatles, Radiohead, Gershwin, Monk, and other songwriters related to students’ interests. Students must have a good knowledge of notation and harmony, be willing to tackle in-depth harmonic analyses and aural transcriptions, and be eager to compose and perform new songs.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
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