Excellence in Music: Vol. 4
The joy of studying music continues in volume four. In this volume, you will learn alternate chord names; recognize, identify, write and sing three forms of the minor scale in 12 keys; the circle of fifths; more advanced melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation exercises; sight sing in minor keys using la based minor; diminished and augmented intervals and chords; start exercises in four part harmony.
Volume 4 provides instruction about Frederic Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi (why was he called “the red priest?”), Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt (what is the difference between Liszt and performers today?), Berlioz and Wagner.
In addition to studying the lives of these composers you will also learn about the history of the suite and concerto; idée fixe, thematic transformation and leitmotif; introduction to opera; exoticism and nationalism in the Romantic Period; the development of the sonata and the relationship between sonata, concerto, symphony, suite, and quartet; absolute music and program music; and great ideas for productive practice from the dynamic teacher, Suzanne Guy. These are just a few of the many things that await you in Volume 4.