THEORY 3
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
10935
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Letter Grade
Description
This course introduces the principles and practice of chromatic harmony and voice leading, through a study of works by leading composers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: MUSIC 0411
Class Notes
This course will focus on counterpoint, or the layering of simultaneous melodies. The goal is to develop a sense of music in both "vertical" (harmonic) and "horizontal" (melodic) dimensions. The first unit covers on species counterpoint, following a regimen developed by Johann Fux in the early eighteenth century and practiced by composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn. The second unit focuses on 4-part chorale-style writing, which may be familiar to you from high school music theory classes. This unit will help us put the contrapuntal considerations of species counterpoint into a tonal context, and allow us to work with the richness of triadic harmony.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Ramteen Sazegari, Marcelle Pierson
Meets
MoWeFr 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Meeting Dates
08/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Room
123 Music Building
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
11
Seats Open
4
Class Capacity
15
Unrestricted Seats
4
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10