Writing with a schedule

So I told myself that I’d post every week. This week and the next 2 weeks I’m try to stick to a very strict schedule in order to get projects done in time for finals.* This means that I have to do work other than specifically my dissertation things, so post here may be short…

Voice Leading II and other thoughts

Here are some insights on Voice Leading and Functional Analysis from Saturday: – There are two important tendency tones – anything that is a 7 in a sub/superscript, and the leading tone, which is always 3 of D. (Other added tones such as 6 and 9 will have their own desires as well.) – 7…

Voice Leading part I

A comment I’ve gotten a couple of times in the last several months is along the lines of “but we use figured bass to teach voice leading/part writing! How will our students learn these valuable skills without it?”* This weekend, I’m planning on having a discussion about voice leading specifically with some friends and colleagues,…