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Interactive Composition Resources
A. Common Practice Musical Forms
B. 20th Century and Modern Techniques
C. Technqiues of Orchestration
Interactive Music Theory and Aural Skills Resources
B. Theory Topics
C. Aural Skills
Audio/MIDI files for the following chapters are available separately here.
Audio mp3 downloads only recommended for users with higher speed internet connections.
Composing a Basso Ostinato
Composing in Binary Forms
(topics include: motivic fragmentation/liquidation, continuity of rhythmic impulse, melodic inversion,
imitation, textural changes, voice exchange, modulation, the golden section, and climax notes)
Composing in Ternary Forms
Composing in Sonata Form
Composing a Fugue
Composing Chorale Settings
Composing a Theme and Variations
Composing an Aria
(topics include: the rondo, ritornello, the use of syncopation, the hemiola, and text setting)
Composing with Sets
Dodecaphony [12-Tone Technique]
Process Music [Minimalism]
Type I Orchestration
Type II Orchestration
Type III Orchestration
A Student's Guide to Preparing for the Study of Music Theory
The Forces of Tonal Harmony
(an overview of the function of chords from the Common Practice)
The Composer and Theory
Common Practice Era Chord Qualities
Common Practice Era Scales, Intervals, and Chord Functions
Understanding Inversions of Triads and Seventh Chords
The Cadential 6/4
Augmented Sixth Chords
Test your knowledge: practice secondary dominants in quiz form.
The Diminished Seventh Chord
Choral Pieces for Classroom Aural Training
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