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Consonance & Dissonance

  • Exploring Consonance and Dissonance
  • Looking at Each Intervals' Tendencies
  • Brief Review of Seventh Chords and Roman Numeral Analysis

Consonance & Dissonance

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • Consonant Interval P1, P8 0:28
    • P1 - Perfect 1st
    • P8 - Perfect Octave
    • Example: Write Octaves
  • Consonant Interval m3, M3 1:42
    • m3 - Minor Third
    • M3 - Major Third
  • Consonant Interval P5, M6 3:14
    • P5 - Perfect 5th
    • Listen to Perfect 5ths
    • M6 - Major 6th
    • 3rd and 6ths are Inversions of Another
    • Writing Major 6ths
  • Resolving, or Dissonant Intervals M2, P4, m6 5:12
    • M2 - Major 2nd
    • P4 - Perfect 4th
    • m6 - Minor 6th
    • Writing These Intervals
    • Dissonant Intervals
  • m7, M7 8:39
    • M7 - Major 7th
    • m7 - Minor 7th
    • Resolving These Intervals
  • Brief Review of 7th Chords 10:57
    • Dominant 7th
    • Major 7th
    • Minor 7th
    • Half Diminished 7th
    • Fully Diminished 7th
    • Listen to These 7th Chords
  • Roman Numeral Analysis 15:07
    • I7
    • ii7
    • iii7
    • IV7
    • V7
    • vi7
    • vii7
    • Listen to These Chords
  • Example I: Play and Write P1, P8 18:31
  • Example II: Play and Write m3, M3 19:08
  • Example III: Play and Write P5, M6 19:59
  • Example V: Resolve m6, m7 21:11
  • Example VI: Resolve M7 23:50
  • Example VII: Bach Prelude I BWV 846 25:05
  • Example VIII: Bach -cont.- 28:24
  • Example IX: Bach -cont.- 31:38