Harmony 2 for Entering Students

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This course is open only to students who qualify for provisional advanced placement through the ESPA. This course is designed for students entering college in their first semester. The course includes a review of music fundamentals, e.g. clefs, note recognition, key signatures, scale construction, intervals and their inversions, triad and seventh chord construction and inversions, basic voice leading, available tensions, and an introduction to harmonic analysis, as well as melodic construction (motif, phrase, and sequences). Continuation of these basic principles includes secondary dominants and the II-7 V7 relationship and extended dominants, and use of these concepts in progressions, including blues. The course will also cover minor key harmony and introduce modal interchange, form, melody/harmony relationship, motivic manipulation, melodic analysis, and guide tone lines.

Provisional Advanced Placement for Harmony 2 on the ESPA
Required Of
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Course Chair
George Russell Jr. (Harmony/Jazz Composition)
Courses may not be offered at the listed locations or taught by the listed faculty for every semester. Consult my.berklee.edu to find course information for a specific semester.

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