TheoryWorks II: Sight Singing and Harmony

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • Prerequisites

  • 2

    Key Signatures

    • Starting with Context

    • The Major Scale

    • The Circle of Fifths: Keys with Sharps

    • The Circle of Fourths: Keys with Flats

    • Memorizing the Major Key Signatures

    • Enharmonic Key Signatures

    • QUIZ: Major Key Signatures

    • Natural Minor Scales

    • Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales

    • How to Tell if a Song is in Major or Minor

    • QUIZ: Minor Key Signatures

    • Week 1 Assignment: Major and Minor Modes

  • 3

    Solfege

    • Why Solfege?

    • Major Scale Solfege

    • Adding Major Solfege To Your Score

    • Chromatic Solfege

    • Adding Chromatic Solfege To Your Score

    • QUIZ: Solfege

  • 4

    Intervals

    • Interval Reference Points in Musical Theatre

    • What Are Intervals?

    • Defining "Harmony"

    • Dissonant Intervals

    • Consonant Intervals

    • Perfect Intervals

    • Tritones

    • QUIZ: Intervals

    • Identifying Intervals: "Guess Who"

    • Week 2 Assignment (Part 1): Ear Training Exercises

    • Week 2 Assignment (Part 2): Putting Solfege to Work

  • 5

    Chords

    • Thinking Bigger

    • Spotting Major and Minor Thirds

    • Major and Minor Triads

    • Augmented and Diminished Triads

    • Triad Inversions

    • QUIZ: Triads

    • Chord Symbols

    • Breaking Up the Chord: Accompaniment Patterns

    • Analyzing Harmony Over Time

    • Week 3 Assignment (Part 1): Ear Training

    • Week 3 Assignment (Part 2): Playing Piano from Chord Symbols

  • 6

    Chord Progressions

    • The Grammar of Chords

    • Roman Numerals

    • Chord Progressions in a Major Key

    • Chord Progressions in a Minor Key

    • Chromatic Chords

    • Dominant 7th Chords

    • Other Extended Chords

    • Finishing the Sentence: Cadences

    • QUIZ: Chord Progressions

    • Week 4 Assignment (Part 2): Analyzing "You Oughta Be Here With Me"

  • 7

    Song Form: Creating Your Cut

    • Know Your Form!

    • Spotting the Sections

    • Verses, Choruses, and Bridges

    • Repeats & Endings

    • Da Capos and Dal Segnos

    • WarmUp: Mapping the Form in "Give My Regards to Broadway"

    • Creating the Perfect Cut

    • Week 5 Assignment: Create an Audition Cut for "Suddenly Seymour"

  • 8

    Final Project: "You Can Drive a Person Crazy"

    • Final Assignment: "You Can Drive a Person Crazy"

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