Harmony and Counterpoint I

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.)].)


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Spring 2005



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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.

Brian Robison. 21M.301 Harmony and Counterpoint I, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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