Main Ideas

This page will continue to be updated after every new lesson to include the bolded concepts in one place. Please let me know if anything is unclear. Lesson 1: Form: the large scale way a piece of music is put together. Formal Analysis describes various sections for a piece of music, and how they interrelate.…

Dissertation Diary 2016-04-14

This week I worked on detail edits and formatting. I think the front pages are right! I still can’t figure out how to do sharps and flats properly, but I think every thing else I flagged for details is close. Still waiting for some ILL sources before I do the details on citations. Don’t know…

Review Items

Here are some terms and concepts that we will refer to. Cadences: PAC – Perfect Authentic Cadence. Dominant moving to Tonic. Stereotypical end of a tonal piece. So-do in the bass, do in the soprano IAC – Imperfect Authentic Cadence. Dominant moving to Tonic. Destabilized version of PAC, either because of inversion, pitch in the…

Definitions

Hopefully this will condense somethings that new/less experienced musicians would like to know. The later definitions will be explained thru the course and worked with in assignments. Words in a definition that reference other definitions are italicized. Common Practice Period – era of Western Music from the Baroque through the early 20th century. Triad –…