Basso Continuo & You (Remote) (MTH4292.01)

Kitty Brazelton

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. Most important and a new requirement: students must have access to a MIDI keyboard attach-able to their computer and remote meeting software.


Learning Outcomes:
- Intensive harmonic training
- Foundational understanding of the tonal system in music
- Basics for mastery of both composition and improvisation


Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Students must be able to read and write music, and have some instrumental or vocal proficiency. Most important and a new requirement: students must have access to a MIDI keyboard attach-able to their computer and remote meeting software.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Theory , Remotely Accessible
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