This core course extends your foundational knowledge of the materials, structures and processes of tonal music and of the application of harmonic and melodic practices in post-1800 composition and other styles including popular music and jazz. You will develop technical knowledge and skill in the analysis and application of melodic and harmonic elaboration, voice-leading, and musical form. Exercises in compositional craft provide the you with the opportunity to demonstrate initiative and creativity. The course develops core skills in musicianship and the ability to apply these in other areas of musical practice and research. Rhythm workshops will enable you to further develop your aural skills through the perception and execution of rhythmically complex music.
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