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Analysis II, Step 2

Due Monday, December 4

1. Phrase graphs: Now that you’ve gained more familiarity with the harmony of a late-19th century song or aria, diagram 1-2 phrases (approximately 6-8 essential chords) using reduction and elaboration techniques you learned in weeks 1-5.

2. Motivic features: extending your work in step 1, describe at least one additional motivic feature, focusing on one of two possibilities:

- melodic development — write out at 3-4 versions of a melodic motive found in the work, showing how each is a divergent modification of the first. In 2-3 sentences, what purpose does this transformation serve?

OR

- individuated harmony — how does Dahlhaus’ discussion of individuated harmony help you to understand “non-functioning” chords or progressions in the work?

You will receive individual feedback on this analysis December 8, to which you will respond in revisions for your final analytical graphs, due Monday, December 15.

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