Harmony and Analysis 4 (MCGY2011)


The study of pre-20th century tonal harmony is completed with a consideration of chromatic techniques, particularly those found in the music of the first half of the 19th century. An exhaustive study of later 19th century chromaticism is beyond the scope of a course at this level, but is intended that students will at least acquire the ability to look further into the music of that period as they encounter it. In keeping with the stylistic orientation of the course, emphasis is placed upon developing facility with instrumental textures and working with some of the smaller forms found in 19th century music.

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1 lecture,1 tutorial/wk


Assignments (50%), examination (50%).


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.

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