Yeah, harmonic analysis. It's really annoying and tedious, but it gives you an incredible grasp on harmonic function.noname wrote:We're doing progressions now. So....yes? I'm not really too sure. For example, today in class we were given a melody, and told to list the possible chords that could contain that note. We were then supposed to pick the chord we wanted (I, IV, or vi for example) on that beat. We had to do that for every part of the melody, and be careful about which chords we picked so that A) things moved in a good progression and B) we avoided objectionable parallels, spacing errors ect...We were doing this with just triads. What textbook does your school use? I could get more specific if we use the same one.
We don't use a textbook; our band director/theory teacher is just a bamf when if comes to theory and composition.
Well, consider this: An AP Music Theory class is the equivalent of three semesters of college music theory courses. I just happen to be taking it in high school.baerds wrote:*gulp*AWA wrote:As for learning music theory, take a class. Seriously. I'm currently halfway through the AP Music Theory course in my high school. While you're taking this class, supplement yourself with independent research (Wikipedia has a lot of music theory articles, and there are endless resources online).