21M.301 Harmony and Counterpoint I

As taught in: Spring 2005

A black and white painting of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Image of Ludwig van Beethoven. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-13745 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Brian Robison

Course Features

Course Description

In this subject we will study the basic harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the classical music of central Europe during the eighteenth century. Topics will include diatonic harmony, simple counterpoint in two parts, and tones of figuration. The coursework will combine composition, listening, analysis, and work in sight-singing and keyboard musicianship.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3.