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Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background
The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and middleground of harmony in free courses AA314_1 and AA314_2. In this free course, Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background, you will use Beethoven's Eighth Symphony to consider the largest-scale stage of voice-leading analysis.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe the nature of the background structure of a piece of tonal music
- understand the difference between analysis which is definitely right or wrong and that which is dependent on individual judgement
- relate the notes of a background graph and the indications of bar numbers to specific events in the musical score
- understand the sorts of decisions and observations that go towards analysing the background structure of a piece of music
- recognise the analytical statements about the various parts of a piece of music that are contained in a background graph.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Voice-leading analysis of form
- 2 Analysing the form of the Minuet and Trio
- 3 Analysing the form of the first movement
- 4 Voice-leading analysis and sonata form
- 5 Conclusion
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