Harmony Lessons in Oshawa

Theory Lessons in Harmony, Counterpoint & Analysis


Level 9 Harmony

Melody writing in response to a given opening, four part harmonization (SATB) and keyboard style in major and minor keys, harmonic analysis with functional chord symbols and root-quality chords, identification of non-chord notes, and structural analysis of traditional Baroque dance movements. Essential in preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Required as a co-requisite for Grade 9 practical examinations

Prerequisite: Level 8 Theory

Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

A continuation of Level 9 Harmony with addition of 7th chords, dominant 9th and 13th chords, applied dominants and diminished seventh chords, figured bass notation, sequences and tonal hierarchy.  Melody writing through expansion of a given melodic fragment to create a four phrase composition of sixteen measures, counterpoint in the style of an 18th C. dance, four-part harmonization in both major and minor keys, harmonic analysis and structural analysis including fugal expositions, compound ternary, menuet and trio, rondo and sonata form. Provides preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Required as co-requisite for Grade 10 practical examinations. 

Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory, Level 9 Harmony

 

ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

 

Incorporates all material learned in Level 9 Harmony and Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint.  Adds detailed harmonic and structural concepts such as sixth chords, applied dominants of diatonic and chromatic keys, chords derived from modal mixture and modulations to any key. Students learn to create 2-part contrapuntal compositions, complete melodic lines over a figured bass, complete harmonic progressions in four parts, harmonize a given chorale melody in the style of J"S" Bach and modulate a given opening.  Take in preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Required as a co-requisite for ARCT practical examinations. 

Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory, Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint 

ARCT Analysis

Learn how to provide detailed harmonic and structural analysis and answer questions about the following musical forms and elements: Fugues, Instrumental works from the Classical and Romantic periods, 19th Century Art Songs and short post - 1900 works. Includes post-1900 techniques and proceedures. Provides preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada Examinations. Required as a co-requisite for ARCT practical examinations. 

Prerequisites:  Level 8 Theory, Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint