Harmony and Analysis 3 (MCGY2010)

UNIT OF STUDY

In Semesters 1 and 2 some separation is maintained between studies in counterpoint and harmony but the emphasis here is upon drawing together those two aspects. An ideal model for this approach is offered by the chorales of J.S. Bach, which form a focus in Semester 3. Each topic is, however, extended to embrace later styles and assignments include the writing of short piano pieces, along with chorale settings and figured-bass exercises. With the benefit of a broader harmonic vocabulary, students will also investigate some aspects of fugal technique and sonata forms.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

4 lectures and 8 keyboard tutorials/semester, 1 tutorial/wk

Assessment

Assignments (30%), Keyboard assessments (30%), examination (40%)

Textbooks

Gauldin, Robert. Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music. 2nd Ed NY: Norton, 2004. Gauldin, Robert. Workbook for Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music. 2nd Ed NY: Norton, 2004.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MCGY1009

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