Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground
This course introduces ‘voice-leading’ or ‘Schenkerian’ analysis. You will study this technique by exploring harmonic structure in piano sonatas by Mozart. This course will concentrate mainly on the examination of short extracts from these sonatas. Certain specialist analytical terms are glossed at the end of this free course, and these words are emboldened where they are first discussed.
The materials upon which this course is based have been jointly authored by Robert Samuels and Howard Wilde.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 3 study in.