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Saturday, November 3 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
An Introduction to Color: 20th Century Harmony in Popular A Cappella

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In this class, we will discuss how arrangers of all levels can learn to expand their harmony through concrete visual and aural examples. Topics to be covered include: basic harmony; extended chords (7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords); building chords with intervals other than 3rds (namely 4ths, 5ths and 2nds); modal mixture; common compositional techniques to be superimposed over familiar melodies; and a short discussion of modal mixture and moving outside the key. Attendees of all arranging skill levels will work on fundamental concepts pertaining to comfortable voice leading and “tension and release” such that their music is not only intriguing to listen to, but also natural and engaging to sing, both from the perspective of the ensemble as a whole and from each individual singer.

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Erik Fredriksen

In addition to his vocal chops, Erik’s compositions use his multi-instrumentalist background and electronics to create aurally encapsulating environments. He is also an experienced conductor, and has conducted and music directed shows for Scotch n’ Soda Theater at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Classroom T203 400 N Duke St Durham, NC 27701

Attendees (24)