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Course Syllabus 2014

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Chapter 1 The Modal/Tonal Dichotomy
1A Review of the principles of modal writing
1B Comparison with tonal thinking
1C Review of chords and chord progressions

Chapter 2 Basic Tonality: Stock Basses and Figured Bases
2A Composing over a stock bass
2B Composing over a figured bass

Chapter 3 Fundamentals of four-part tonal writing I

IN CONSTRUCTION. This will become a summary of the textbook, volume I.

Chapter 4: Learning from the Master: The Bach Chorales
4A Tonal Chorales
4B Modal Chorales
4C Melody Harmonization
4D The Sequence
4E Stuyding Bach's St. John Passion

Chapter 5: Fundamentals of four-part tonal writing II
5A Principles of Voice Leading I — Dominant and Diminished Sevenths
5B Principles of Voice Leading II
5C Embellishing Tones
5D Composing for Choir

Chapter 6: Chromatic Harmony
6A Review of Polarity Chord Relationships
6B The Neopolitan Sixth Chord ("The Phrygian Sixth")
6C The Augmented Sixth chords
6D MixtureChords and Mediant Relationships
6E Harmonic Polarity in Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata
6F Chromaticism in Chopin's Preludes

Chapter 7: Modulation
7A Modulation 1
7B Modulation 2— basic formulae
7C Modulation 3— to more remote keys

Chapter 8: Inventions and Fugue
8A Essential information from Bach Inventions
8B The Bach Fugue: Form and Analysis
8C Composing a Fugue Exposition

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