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Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition

This course introduces students to strategies for style writing of common practice European art music. The issues of harmonic progression, voice leading, and texture are addressed in addition to relevant compositional concepts like repetition, variation, and elaboration. The course aims to offer a creative space even within the restrictions of stylistic emulation.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014 Topics: General Art, Writing, General Music

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This introductory undergraduate course covers the compositional style of late 18th century European music. Topics include voicing, voice leading, textures, use of patterns, sequential progressions, basic 2:1 counterpoint, and composition of a rounded binary form.

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  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Feb 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Peter Edwards
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General Art, Writing, General Music

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