21M.301 Harmony and Counterpoint I

Spring 2005

Image 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.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features examples of student work.

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Media player software, such as QuickTime®Player, RealOne™ Player, or Windows Media®Player, is required to run the .mp3 files found in this course.

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Prof. Brian Robison

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Sight-singing Laboratory:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Piano Lab:
One session / week
1 hour / session