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Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Harmony

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
David Bretherton
Academic year

Module overview

This module will provide you with a firm understanding of the theory and practice of the principles of Western 'common practice' tonal music that will be invaluable to later courses. You will first study the basics of counterpoint and harmony. Then, after honing these skills, you will use them to analyse the harmony of tonal music, learning to identify chords and non-harmonic tones, and to describe functions in context using figured bass, Roman numerals and Riemannian terminology.