A hands-on workshop in the art of writing songs with a basic introduction to the fundamentals of music, including melody, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation, texture and form.
Comprehensive study of musical notation: sight singing, melodic and rhythmic dictation, basic analysis of triads, inversions, phrase structure and the technique employed in harmonization.
Comprehensive study of harmony including harmonic and rhythmic dictation, advanced sight-singing, study of seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation to closely related and foreign keys plus advanced four-part analysis. Prerequisite: MUTH 1112.
Musicianship I provides students with an introduction to the techniques of instrumental and vocal compositional writing in the tonal idiom. Proficiency in the subject matter is acquired through the study, writing, and exercise of melodic and rhythmic notation, diatonic harmony, voice leading, as well as through listening.
Diatonic sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.
Musicianship II builds on the basic introduction in Musicianship I of techniques of instrumental and vocal compositional writing in the tonal idiom and advances these to the intermediate level. Proficiency in the subject matter is acquired through the study, writing, and exercise of melodic and rhythmic notation, diatonic harmony, and voice leading, as well as through listening.
Continuation of diatonic sight singing and ear training, introduction to chromatic sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading.
Advanced chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, altered chords, linear chromatic harmony, and analytical studies. Emphasis on written exercises.
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