MUSI 011.02. Harmony, Counterpoint, and Form 1*
This seminar will provide an introduction to tonal harmony and counterpoint, largely as practiced in 18th- and 19th-century Europe. Topics include simple counterpoint in 2 parts, harmonization of soprano and bass lines in four-part textures, systematic study of common diatonic harmonies, features of melody and phrase, the Blues, and classical theme and variation techniques. Certain examples for analysis will be drawn from current repertoire of the College Orchestra, Chorus, and Jazz Ensemble.
All MUSI 011 students must register for an appropriate level of MUSI 040A for 0 or 0.5 credit. Keyboard skills lessons may also be required for some students.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of traditional notation and major and minor scales; ability to play or sing at sight simple lines in both treble and bass clef.
*or MUSI 115, if students want it
Fall 2017. Blasina.
Fall 2018. Blasina.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Music
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/music