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Starting Points


Starting Points is a six-week programme to hone your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Chords and labelling (see notes on chords and figured bass)
  • Keys and modulations (see notes on keys here)
  • Embellishment (see here)
  • Four-part harmonisation of cadences (see in booklet and practice on Moodle)
  • Basic phrase structures (see here)


Dissonance and embellishment
Notes on embellishments

Cadences (four-part chorale harmony)
Notes on 4-part cadences

Writing harmony in other textures

Audio for exercise E1:

Writing melodic phrases
Melody writing resources

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