Motivic and Harmonic Development

Course Code: MUSC 5000

Academic Year: 2019-2020

A well-crafted musical motif is of paramount importance to the success of a piece of music while harmony can be described as the ground from which melody springs. Skilled composers, regardless of genre, recognize that effective motivic and harmonic development helps listeners grasp onto a central compositional idea, translating abstract musical concepts into meaning. This course teaches students the skill and best practices of motivic and harmonic development through the creation of their own compositions.