Fundamentals of Harmony

This four-week theory class for adults addresses fundamental questions relating to our experience and understanding of harmony: What are the components of a single tone? What does it mean for one tone to be "in tune" with another? Why do we have seven tones in our scales and twelve in our octaves? What are the most fundamental harmonic relationships among these tones, and how do we experience and label them? What ambiguities do we experience as we strive to understand and describe these relationships, and ultimately, how does music organize and play with these ambiguities? Class meetings will be held via Zoom, and participants will be expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week on readings and exercises outside of class time. This class is suited to adult students with at least one year of recent instruction on an instrument or voice.

Ages 18+


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Dan Sedgwick

Dan Sedgwick

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Fundamentals of Harmony

Coming back in Summer 2021!

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Since 1924, Brookline Music School has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community. Call now to join the tradition.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages and ability. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time (including the summer).

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