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
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 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.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Steve Rothstein
377144
Fee:
$699.00
32 days left. Enroll by Jan 5, 2021
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Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Required course reader available at Lu Valle Commons Bookstore.
Schedule
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Tue Jan 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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