Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music

MSC 171 Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music I
Gökçe Altay
Aural and analytical skills necessary to define and analyse music composition and theory. Rudimentary theory, harmony, counterpoint and basic form. Terminology of music theory and some basic musical concepts, elements of music, musical composition as paradigm (rudimentary theory); basic principles of functional harmony, simple harmonic progressions, cadence types (harmony); introduction to modality and renaissance counterpoint in accordance with the species system (counterpoint). Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 7.
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MSC 172 Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music II
Gökçe Altay
Basics of diatonic harmony, diatonic modulation, secondary functions and non-chord tones (harmony); complete species system on renaissance counterpoint, counterpoint with mixed values and simple imitation techniques (counterpoint). Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 7, Prerequisite: MSC 171.
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MSC 271 Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music III
Gökçe Altay, Yiğit Aydın
Chromatic harmony, chromatic modulation, introduction to mode mixtures and complex progressions of secondary functions (harmony); baroque counterpoint, imitation techniques, invention and fugue (counterpoint). Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 7, Prerequisite: MSC 172.
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MSC 272 Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music IV
Gökçe Altay
Mode mixtures, enharmonic spellings and modulation to further regions, complex harmonic progressions and further elements of harmonic regions (harmony); basic formal concepts, period, sentence, small ternary and binary forms (form and analysis). Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 7, Prerequisite: MSC 271.
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