• Distance Learning, May 11-17, 2020

    Posted by Tommy Creel on 5/11/2020

    Distance Learning, May 11-17, 2020

    Chapter 10 - Melodic and Rhythmic Embellishment in Two-Voice Composition

    Completion Date - May 17, 2020 - 11:59pm

     

    Overview

    In this chapter, we embellish two-voice note-to-note counterpoint with passing tones, neighbor tones, consonant skips, and suspensions in strict second-, third-, and fourth-species style.  We also combine these embellishment types in fifth-species, and examine a Renaissance piece to see how the species practice of the eighteenth century is evident in older compositional styles as well.

    Outline

    Melodic embellishment in second-species (2:1) counterpoint

    • Passing tones
    • Consonant skips
    • Neighbor tones
    • Know It?
    • Workbook Assignment:

    Writing 2:1 counterpoint

    • Opening and closing patterns
    • Melodic considerations
    • Harmonic considerations
    • Know It?
    • Workbook Assignment:

    Further melodic embellishment in third-species (4:1) counterpoint

    Writing 4:1 counterpoint

    Rhythmic displacement in fourth-species counterpoint

    • Types of suspensions
    • Rhythmic character of fourth-species
    • Breaking species and tying consonances
    • Chains of suspensions
    • Know It? 
    • Show It!
    • Workbook assignment: 

    Writing fourth-species counterpoint

    Fifth-species and free counterpoint

    • Know It?
    • Show It!
    • Workbook assignment:

     

    Catch-up

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  • Distance Learning, May 4-10, 2020

    Posted by Tommy Creel on 5/3/2020

    Distance Learning, May 4-10, 2020

    Completion Date: May 10 at 11:59pm

    Chapter 9 - Connecting Intervals in Note-to-Note Counterpoint

    (work in progress.......check back for updates

    Theory and Harmony Chapter 9.pptxPreview the document 

     

    Overview

    In this chapter, we learn how to connect melodic and harmonic intervals to make two-part, note-to-note counterpoint in strict species.

     

    Outline

    Species Counterpoint (May 5)

    • Species, counterpoint, cantus firmus

    Connecting melodic intervals

    Connecting harmonic intervals

    • Four types of contrapuntal motion
    • Consonant harmonic intervals
    • Know It? - 9....  
    • Workbook assignments: 

    Writing note-to-note counterpoint in strict style (May 7)

    • Beginning and ending a first species counterpoint
    • Completing the middle
    • Know It? - 9....
    • Workbook assignment:  

     

    Catch-up (May 8-10) -- Assignments due by 11:59pm on May 10

     

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  • Distance Learning, April 27-May 3

    Posted by Tommy Creel on 4/26/2020

    Distance Learning, April 27-May 3, 2020

    Completion Date: May 3 at 11:59pm

    Chapter 8 - Seventh Chords

    Chapter 8 PowerPoint

    Overview

    This Chapter explains how to spell and label seventh (7th) chords.  We consider different musical contexts for seventh chords, look at how triads and seventh chords are arpeggiated, and learn to read them in transposing scores.

    Outline

    Seventh Chords (April 27)

    • Diatonic 7th chords in major keys
    • Know It? - 8a.  7th Chord Qualities
    • 7th Chords in inversion
    • Knot It? - 8b.  7th Chord Inversion
    • Diatonic 7th chords in minor keys
    • Know It? - 8c.   7th Chords in Major and Minor Keys
    • Workbook assignments: 8.1 I; 8.1 II B

      

    • Spelling Seventh Chords(April 29)
    • Know It? - 8b.  7th Chord inversions
      • start at 3:25 to the end for review

    Seventh Chords in Popular Style

    • Less common 7th chords
    • Workbook assignment:  8.4 I

     

    Triads and Seventh Chords in Musical Textures (May 1)

    • Arpeggiated triads and 7th chords
    • Triads and 7th chords in transposing scores
    • 7th chords and musical style
    • Assessment 
      • Workbook assignment: 8.6 I B

    Catch-up (May 1-3) -- Assignments due by 11:59pm on May 3

     

     

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  • RHS Theory 2020 Distance Learning, April 1-24, 2020

    Posted by Tommy Creel on 3/31/2020 8:20:00 AM

    Distance Learning, April 1-17, 2020

    Chapter 7 - Triads

    Overview

    In this Chapter, we combine intervals to form triads.  We will identify types and learn how they function in musical contexts.

    Theory and Harmony Chapter 7 PowerPoint

    Outline

    • Chords and triads (April 3)
    • triad qualities in major keys
    • triad qualities in minor keys
    • Know It? - 7a.  Triad Qualities
    • Know It? - 7b.  Triads in Major and Minor Keys
    • Wookbook assignments: 7.1 I A, 7.1 I B, 7.1 II, 7.1 III

    Spelling triads (April 7)

    • by interval
    • by the C-major method
    • by key signature
    • Workbook assignments: 7.2 I, 7.2 II A, 7.2 II B

    Triad Inversions (April 9)

    • Workbook assignments: 7.2 III, 7.2 IV

    Figured Bass (April 15)

    • Know It?  - 7c.  Triad Inversions

    Triads in popular-music notation (April 15)

    • Know It?  - 7d - Triads in Figured Bass and Lead-sheet Notation
    • Workbook assignments: 7.5 I, 7.4 I

    Assessment (April 17)

    • Workbook assignments:  7.3 II A, 7.4 II, 7.5 II A

    ZOOM MEETING on April 21, 2:00pm

    Catch-up (April 20-24)

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  • RHS Theory 2020 Distance Learning, March 23-30, 2020

    Posted by Tommy Creel on 3/23/2020 8:20:00 AM

    March 23-30, 2020

    Chapter 6            INTERVALS

    In this chapter, we combine pitches to form intervals.  We also examine how composers use intervals to write music in different styles.

     

    March 24, 2020

    pages 110 through mid 117

    Outline

    • Combining pitches
      • Interval Size
      • Melodic and harmonic intervals
      • Compound intervals
    • Interval Quality
      • Major, minor, perfect intervals
      • Inverting intervals

    Workbook assignments:  6.1, I. A

                                              6.1, I. B

                                              6.1, I. C

     

    March 26, 2020

    pages 117 through mid 124

    Outline

    • Spelling intervals
      • Smaller intervals: 2, 3, and 4
      • Larger intervals: 5, 6, and 7
      • Semitones and interval size
      • Augmented and diminished intervals
      • Enharmonic equivalent intervals

    Workbook assignments:    6.2, I. A

                                                6.4, I. A

                                                6.4, II. A

                                                6.5, III. C

     

    March 30, 2020

    pages 124 through 128

    Outline

    • Consonant and dissonant intervals
      • analyzing intervals in music
    • Terms you should know
    • Questions for review

    Workbook assignments:     6.6, I

                                                 6.6, II. A

                                                 6.6, II. B

                                                 6.6, II. C

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