September 3 & 4, 1997

WebBoard assignment: logon and send a one sentence comment on this lecture.

Clarification: parallels between science (physics) and music (art). Newton and the laws of motion, determinism; relativity; indeterminism in music and Quantum mechanics. Approximate dates.

The tonal system as a hierarchy. The common language concept. Scales and modes. Basic elements of functional tonality:

The system was gradually expanded to include both more chord progressions and chords with an increased number of elements (sounds).

We covered about this much on Wednesday - the rest is for Thursday !

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