Threes are ubiquitous in music. The language of music uses terms like triad, trio, stacked thirds, raised third, flat third, tertiary harmony, three-voice texture and ternary form. To explore the changes in how musicians use threes and thirds is to trace the evolution of music. To uncover the processes by which composers use threes to achieve final results is to illuminate one of the origin points for musical impact.
In this class we will explore the inner workings of threes in music through some of the great “no. 3” compositions of classical music. No prior experience in music is required.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).