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This theory section consists of several subsections: counterpoint, harmony,
and the historical aspects of western music. The articles in each subsection
are placed in the suggested order of study, and, if proper, contain tabs and
chords examples. You may of course want to browse around the material that
particularly interests you.


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1. Motive as a basic melodic unit

2. Motive variations

3. Playing with more than one motive

4. More about two motive writing

5. Melody composition

6. Melody composition, part two

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1. A short note about jazz chord progressions

2. Chord progressions in early jazz I

3. Chord progressions in early jazz II

4. Chord progressions in early jazz III

5. Early chord development - added notes

6. The II-V-I progression, part I

7. The II-V-I progression, part II

8. Tonal progressions of fifths

9. Chord substitutions on turnovers

10. Chord substitutions - summary

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1. The Ancient Greece

2. The Early Christianity

3. Gregorian Chant

3a. The Church Modes

4. Early Polyphony

5. Late Medieval Ages

6. Medieval Music in England

7. Medieval Music in Burgundy

8. Renaissance Music - overview

9. Renaissance - J. Ockeghem

10. Renaissance - J. Obrecht

11. Renaissance - J. des Prez

12. The Late Renaissance

13. Introduction to Baroque music

14. The new fundamentals of music

15. Baroque and the birth of nationalistic music

16. The Fugue

17. The first opera

18. Opera - part two

19. Baroque sacred music - the Oratorio

20.The Cantata - sacred music of the Lutheran Church

21. Passacaglia and Chaconne

22. Ritornello in concerto forms

23. Introduction to the classical era (1750-1820)

24. Characteristics of the classical era music - cadences.

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