This page contains hyperlinks to online documents and information relevant to the class.
More links will be added over the course of the quarter.
Autumn Leaves - by Joseph Kosma, based on the original score.
Autumn Leaves - by Joseph Kosma, rearranged with some changes.
Autumn Leaves - by Joseph Kosma, a leadsheet for analysis.
Autumn Leaves - by Joseph Kosma, arranged for solo guitar.
Confirmation - by Charlie Parker, a leadsheet for analysis.
The Days of Wine and Roses - by Henry Mancini (lyrics by Johnny Mercer), a leadsheet for analysis.
How High the Moon - by Morgan Lewis, a leadsheet for analysis.
One Note Samba - by Antonio Carlos Jobim, a leadsheet for analysis.
I - IV - V arpeggiation - a drill for training singing and recognition of primary chords in major and minor keys, to be practiced in all major and minor keys, replacing the solfège syllables with note names.
Non-chord tones - examples and explanations of the proper use of passing tones, neighboring tones, and suspensions in classical harmony writing.
Chromatic lower appoggiaturas - a drill for practice singing lower chromatic appoggiaturas to each note of the diatonic major scale.
Chromatic lower neighbor tones - a drill for training your ear to hear lower chromatic neighbor tones to each step of the diatonic scale, and also to hear those directly as lower chromatic appoggiaturas.
Chromatic melodies - two melodies with chromatic neighbor tones and appoggiaturas to the notes of the diatonic scale.
C clef melodies - melodies for practicing sightreading in tenor and alto clefs.
Counterpoint - An example of two-part imitative counterpoint in Baroque style, based on a chord progression derived from Bach's Partita in B minor for violin, with all pitches and intervals analyzed.
Duo in C minor - Sixteen measures of tonal two-part counterpoint for viola and cello based on this chord progression.
In the In-Between, a jazz composition for trombone, piano, and bass by Christopher Dobrian.
In stiller Nacht - a folk song arranged for mixed choir by Johannes Brahms.
Jazz duo - Opening measures of a duo in jazz style for alto saxophone and bass (and a version with the alto part transposed).
Simple jazz piano intro - an example of a simple piano accompaniment that realizes the same harmonies as the first four measures of the above duo in jazz style for alto saxophone and bass: Am7, Dm7, G9, C7.
Chromatic jazz piano intro - an example of a much more chromatic and dissonant piano accompaniment that implies the same harmonies as the above simple jazz piano intro.
Melodies for sightsinging - for practicing chromatic alterations, diminished seventh chords, and octave displacements.
Minuet in D-minor from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach - note the use of the minor ninth Bb as an appoggiatura to the dominant seventh chord on A, which demonstrates the close relationship between the dominant seventh chord and the leading tone diminished seventh chord.
Nana for voice and piano, from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas by Manuel de Falla.
Partita in B-minor for violin by Johann Sebastian Bach - in this course we will study the Sarabande (found on page 6 of the PDF document, printed with the page number 15) and the Double that follows the Sarabande (found on page 7 of the PDF document, printed with the page number 16).
Prelude and Fugue in C-major by Johann Sebastian Bach - from the Well Tempered Clavier, book 1.
"Schubert"-like song - the opening measures of a song modeled on the type of harmonies, accompaniment, and melody found in Ave Mari by Franz Schubert.
Sixteen bars of 5/8 - A simple melody and arpeggiated piano accompaniment in 5/8 time.
Symphony No. 5 in C minor - by Ludwig van Beethoven, full orchestral score.
Prelude to the first act of Tristan und Isolde by Ricard Wagner, full orchestral score.
Thirds in major - a drill for singing all the thirds found in a major scale.
Up-Down Drill in Major (also available on NoteFlight) - a drill for training singing and recognition of intervals in the major scale, to be practiced by replacing the solfège syllables with note names and transposing to every major key.
Up-Down Drill in Minor - a drill for training singing and recognition of intervals in the natural minor scale, to be practiced by replacing the solfège syllables with note names and transposing to every minor key up to five flats and sharps.
Up-Down Drill in Harmonic Minor - a drill for training singing and recognition of intervals in the harmonic minor scale, to be practiced by replacing the solfège syllables with note names and transposing to every minor key up to five flats and sharps.
Symphony No. 5 in C minor - by Ludwig van Beethoven, recorded by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan. (You must be on the UCI LAN, or logged onto it via VPN, in order to access this link.)
One Note Samba by Antonio Carlos Jobim as performed by Stan Getz.
The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini as performed by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans.
In the In-Between by Christopher Dobrian, performed by Michael Dessen, Kei Akagi, and Darek Oles.
"Introduction to Diatonic Harmony", and "The Primary Triads", pp. 117-133 from Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music by Robert Gauldin - basic knowledge and terminology required as a starting point for the study of classical harmony.
"The Augmented Sixth Chord", pp. 504-513 excerpted from The Complete Musician by Steven G. Laitz - an explanation of the derivation and use of augmented sixth chords in classical music.
A Chord in Time: The Evolution of the Augmented Sixth from Monteverdi to Mahler by Mark R. Ellis, excerpted on Google Books, including a chart on page 37 that cites examples of the ways augmented sixth chords were used by well known classical composers from Sweelinck (1620) to Strauss (1900).
Appendix 1, "Some Fundamentals of Acoustics", pp. A0-A5 from Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music by Robert Gauldin - a very brief summary of the physics of musical sound.
How the valves work on a horn - a straightforward, clear, and useful explanation/demonstration by a professional horn player.
"La quinte juste" (The Perfect Fifth) by Kaamelott - a skit by the French television comedy team Kaamelott imagining a discussion of acceptable musical intervals in medieval times.
B minor progression - a worksheet for practice writing melodies strictly based on a given tonal progression.
Diminished 7th chords - a list of twenty observations about the way diminished seventh chords are used in classical music.
Chris Dobrian's patented foolproof 4-part voice leading rules for root-position triad progressions - a useful starting point for doing academic harmony exercises.
Figured Harmony Exercises (taken from the book Figured Harmony at the Keyboard Part 1, by R.O. Morris) at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music theory department's website of online materials.
Keyboard examples implementing Chris Dobrian's 4-part voice leading rules for root-position triad progressions - practice these in all keys.
Jazz chord worksheet - for practice in the spelling and recognition of jazz chords.
Leading-tone seventh chords - pages 153-155 of the workbook for Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music by Robert Gauldin.
Dominant 7th chords - a tutorial page discussing the construction and voice-leading of dominant 7th (V7) chords in four-part harmonic writing.
Enharmonic leading-tone seventh chord spellings - an assignment for practicing enharmonic spellings of diminished seventh chords.
Study guide of topics for the final exam.
This page was last modified December 19, 2014.