|Chapter 1. Tonality|
|Chapter 2. Vocabulary|
|Chapter 3. Texture|
|Chapter 4. Sonorities|
|Chapter 5. Time Organization|
Michael Jackson sang it:
Sit yourself down, take a seat
All you gotta do is repeat
A B C...
It's easy as 1 2 3...
As simple as Do Re Mi...
The study of music, like the study of language or mathematics, requires some basic information in preparation to making observations and drawing conclusions. These fundamentals are vital, and students must have an accurate and comprehensive knowledge of them. Weakness with these fundamentals will make future studies difficult at best and impossible at worst.
The organization of this unit is built around the five elements presented in the title of this text: tonality, vocabulary, texture, sonority, and time organization. They describe the elements that make music work, and they will help you organize your studies. Make them your mantra.
Also, get in the habit of clicking on each and every hyperlink found in this text (if you missed "mantra" above, go back). No text can include all the available information on any topic, but the Internet can provide information exponentially.
Wikipedia is used predominantly, not because it is the most accurate source (which it is not), but because it has so much information and excellent hyperlinks to countless other places.
|BASIC RULES FOR SPECIES COUNTERPOINT|
|DIATONIC PROCEDURES I: Harmonic Dimensions|
|DIATONIC PROCEDURES II: Expanding the Phrase|
|DIATONIC PROCEDURES III: Substitutions|
|CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I: Moving from the Global Key|
|THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING|
|CHROMATIC PROCEDURES II: Modal Mixtures|
|CHROMATIC PROCEDURES III: Advanced Vocabulary|
|THREE ANALYSIS PROJECTS|
|MICROCOSMS: Musical Styles of the Twentieth Century|
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