1st Year Harmony Study
Tonal Harmony course teaches the student about the theory, principles, grammar and science of writing for four voices. The four voices are Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass (writing for SATB). The study of tonal harmony is essential for the students who want to learn to write effectively for the WoodWind section, Brass section and Strings section and it is the main requisite for the advanced studies like Strict Counter Point, Species Counterpoint, Free Counterpoint, and Orchestration. Without the Tonal Harmony Study, progress is not possible in Advanced Music Studies.
Triads and Chord progression.
Cadences and Simple Harmonization.
First Inversions of Triads.
Second Inversions of Triads.
Unaccented Passing Notes.
The Dominant Seventh.
The Mediant Triad.
Accented Passing Notes.
The Melodic Minor Scale.
Some points of Style.
The student must have completed Music Theory 1, 2 and 3 courses or must have completed Grade 8 theory exam conducted by Trinity College of Music, London or ABRSM. The Student should be good in Western Music Notation reading and writing.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Any sequencing software (Cubase or LogicPro).
The students should be able to sequence music using MIDI keyboard.
The Students should also know how to use VST Plug-ins.
The Students should buy the Kontakt Library, Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Woodwinds, Hollywood Brass, Trillian, Omnisphere, Piano, Electric Piano, Groove Agent. Battery and Guitar VST Plug-ins.
PC or Mac system.
First Year Harmony by William Lovelock.
A Handbook of Musical Knowledge by James Murray Brown.
Tonal Harmony by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne.
Weekly two classes and each class is one hour.
Duration of the course is one year.