Harmony I: Crash Course in Composing for Tonal Music

MUSC X 403.52

Introduce yourself to the power and nuance of harmony, study its use in classical symphonies, gain a foundational understanding of harmony, and create your own compositions emulating the harmonic lessons learned.

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Winter
Summer
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand diatonic harmony in music
  • Apply theoretical concepts to your own compositions
  • Cover concepts such as use of scales, chord progressions, cadence types, and more
  • Study the scores of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and more to deepn harmonic understanding
  • Receive guidance from your instructor and enhance your portfolio

About this course:

The study of harmony has been the foundation of composers for centuries. This intensive crash course not only serves as a complete review of diatonic harmony but also teaches you how to apply theoretical concepts to your own compositions. Instruction consists of three stages: establishing a strong foundation in diatonic harmony, studying music scores of the great masters who demonstrate these techniques, and creating your own music compositions emulating what you have learned. Concepts covered include proper usage of scales; functional chord progressions and how they work; roman numeral analysis; how to create both regional and true modulation; creating chord inversions; cadence types; and proper notational practices dealing with rhythm, meter, and score set-up. Scores studied include works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and more. As you work on your own compositions, utilizing many of the concepts learned, you receive guidance from the instructor and gain the opportunity to build your portfolio.
Prerequisites
The ability to read music, knowledge of music notation, and an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Saturday 9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood , UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Steve Rothstein
373877
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

No meeting July 4, 2020.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Required course reader available at Lu Valle Commons bookstore.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jun 27, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Jul 11, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Jul 18, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Jul 25, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Aug 1, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Aug 8, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Aug 15, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Aug 22, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Aug 29, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Sat Sep 5, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sat Sep 12, 2020
9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217

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