LEVEL 9 HARMONY
Level Nine Harmony class initiates the lengthly exploration of voice leading principles and their typical function in classical music."Voice Leading" is the action notes take when maneuvering from one triad to the next, and is the process by which harmonies are synthesized into a convincing chord progression. The most consistently effective voice leading principles are found in the music J.S. Bach, and thus, we prioritize the study his music. Students must have a complete understanding of triads, chord qualities and chord symbols before entering a Harmony class.
What one experiences is his or her first harmony class is typically indicative of whether or not they truly learned the concepts in earlier grades, or whether they mindlessly memorized them for an exam.