21M.303 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Writing in Tonal Forms I

Course Description

Written and analytic exercises based on 18th- and 19th-century small forms and harmonic practice found in music such as the chorale preludes of Bach; minuets and trios of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven; and the songs and character pieces of Schubert and Schumann. Musicianship laboratory is required.
Learning Resource Types
Demonstration Audio
Workshop Videos
Activity Assignments with Examples
Woman singing with piano accompanist.
Student song compositions were performed in class by guest artists Janna Baty, voice, and Daniel Curtis, piano. See the assignments page for video and audio recordings of student compositions. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)