Tonal Theory I

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

Course Number: 
0264
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course is for students with the solid knowledge of Western music fundamentals including the proficiency with staff notation. After a quick rigorous review of these basics, we delve deeper into functions of diatonic harmony, beginning with two-voice species counterpoint composition with basic melodic embellishments. The class then proceeds to four-part harmony and voicing techniques. In this section, we also explore relationship between cadences and forms; students compose a four-voice chorale using a binary form. In the last section, students engage in a more comprehensive multi-level analysis: harmonic, contextual, motivic, hypermetric, and formal. For their final, students apply the knowledge to analyze a minuet in a basic ternary form and compose their own for the instrumentation of their choice. Prerequisite: HACU 119 Musical Beginnings or equivalent AND the placement test in the first class.
Comments: 

Independent Work In addition to the regular class meetings, participation in the weekly ear training is mandatory.

Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
310583

Course Sections

Tonal Theory I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Junko Oba

joHA@hampshire.edu

01:00PM-02:20PM M,W

Music and Dance Building CLASS