Introduction to the Course

Syllabus 2014

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GLOBAL ASSIGNMENT PAGE FOR FALL, 2014

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Review of Foundational Materials

Introduction (re-write)
1A Pythagorean thought (re-write)
1B Harmonic Ratios
1C Pythagorean Comma
1D Pythagorean Intonation
1E Just Intonation
1F Synthonic Comma
1G Harmonic Series
1H Harmonic Polarity

Chapter 2: Principles of extended common practice tonality

2A Diatonic Harmony and Mixed Modes
2B Chromaticism I: Secondary Dominants
2C Chromaticism 2: Aug 6 and N6 as cadential pre-dominants
2D Chromaticism 3: Expanded Mediants
2E "Any chord can follow any other chord."
2F Extended tonality in contemporary tonal composition (including progressive types of Rock).

Chapter 3: The practice of part writing based on the mixed-mode technique

Chapter 4: The language of "Impressionism"; its imitation in film score, and its influence on jazz harmony.

Chapter 5: Extended tonality in 20th Century Composition

Stravinsky
Bartok
Messiaen
Shostakovich
Latin American Classical Composers

Chapter 6: Serial Composition and Post-Tonal Theory

Chapter 7: Trends in music composition since the 1990s.

Topics for this chapter

Assignments for this chapter

Musical Terms

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