Introduction to Harmony for Guitarists
A tutorial taught via
Book your place (£16)
Date & Time
Friday, 12 February 2016, 19:00-20:30 GMT
All tonal music from the last 300 years shares common harmonic principles. A study of these principles provides the musician with a better understanding of the language of music, which improves a performer’s interpretation and a composer’s style of writing. The focus of the tutorial is harmonic principles as applied in music for the guitar and all examples are therefore drawn from the guitar repertoire of the past 300 years.
Aims & Learning Objectives
The aim of the tutorial is to introduce fundamental harmonic principles and explore chords and chord progressions in music written for the guitar in primarily the late-18th and early-19th centuries.
On successful completion of the tutorial, learners will be able to:
- describe fundamental harmonic concepts;
- identify a range of chords and their harmonic functions within a tonal context;
- analyse the harmonic structure of musical works written in a tonal style.
Target Group & Prerequisites
The tutorial is aimed primarily at guitarists who wish to develop a basic understanding of how harmony functions in musical composition. Despite a strong focus on works written in the late-18th and early-19th centuries, the principles studied apply to all tonal music from the last 300 years (classical, jazz, popular, etc.). In order to get the most out of the tutorial, a basic understanding of music theory would be advantageous. If you have any queries regarding these prerequisites, please do not hesitate to send an email using the contact form or enquire by telephone on 07791110313.
You will need a Skype account and a computer or tablet with the Skype software installed. If you need any help setting up a Skype account or installing the software, please check their website at support.skype.com. If you have any concerns regarding these computing requirements, please do not hesitate to send an email using the contact form or enquire by telephone on 07791110313.