10743 Harmonic Structures II

Credits: 3 intermediate credits in Music

Prerequisite: Harmonic Structures I

Recommended: A History of Western Music I, A History of Western Music II. Students are advised to consult an academic advisor.

Authors: Ron Weidberg, Hadas Goldschmidt-Halfon. The material includes Harmony in its Systemic and Phenomenological Aspects (Yanetz, 1980), by Y. Sadai.

This course is a continuation of Harmonic Structures I (10677) and aims at deepening and broadening studentsí knowledge and orientation in concepts of harmony and harmonic analysis. It presents the procedures of modulation, gradually broadens the repertoire of chromatic chords, and shows the resulting compositional possibilities in music, from Baroque and Classical music to late Romanticism and the early 20th century.

The course emphasizes stylistic changes in western music that resulted from the development of the harmonic language, and introduces a detailed system of concepts, which serve as a basis for the musical analysis of compositions written in these periods.

Topics: Modulations (diatonic, chromatic and enharmonic); Minorization and majorization; Introduction to post-functional harmony.