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#2172515 - 10/26/13 08:37 PM Harmonic Progression
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I have been given a homework assignment for this week (from piano teacher) to do an analysis of a piece I'm learning (Chopin Prelude 28/20) and I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of good, free, theory resources that can help me analyze the piece? I'm fortunate that it's a chordal piece, but theory is a brave new world, sadly.
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#2172544 - 10/26/13 10:24 PM Re: Harmonic Progression [Re: TinyKitten]
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Just write in all the chord names, and mark interesting elements of voice leading.
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#2172553 - 10/26/13 10:58 PM Re: Harmonic Progression [Re: Polyphonist]
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Have you done this before, or is it the first time you are doing it?
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#2172611 - 10/27/13 03:22 AM Re: Harmonic Progression [Re: TinyKitten]
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#2172733 - 10/27/13 11:36 AM Re: Harmonic Progression [Re: TinyKitten]
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Florentin, I've never done this before, so had trouble figuring out where to start.
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#2172744 - 10/27/13 12:29 PM Re: Harmonic Progression [Re: TinyKitten]
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Start with the key signature, and it may start and end in that key, so there are a couple of chords you can mark. Then look for a cadence at the end, say going from V to I. Then just fill in the stuff in the middle. Arrange the notes sounding simultaneously in ascending thirds, ignoring the octave, to help recognize the chords.
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