Harmony 2 from various teachers – 30-hour module – CFA 4

Form: 30 hours
CFA: 4
Teachers: Pierpaolo Principato, Claudio Ricci, Antonio Solimene, Andrea Avena, and Vincenzo Presta  
Frequency: Weekly
Entry Requirements: Completion of Harmony 1 or Entrance Exam
Class size: 15 students
Places available: 6
Limitations: Open to students in the Academic courses of sound technician and/or electronic music. Also open to students as a personalized course for an additional cost (for information on costs, contact the Educational Secretariat).


  1. Summary of the 3 main harmonic functions (tonic, sub-dominant, dominant) – Trace ability of some other agreements (II and VII) to one or more of the 3 functions – Other specific functions (III and VI)
  2. Harmonic connections: – Characteristics of connections based on the function of the agreements and the distance between their fundamentals (degrees of affinity and dynamism) Classical harmony (brief excursus)
  3. Arrangement of triads with 4 parts: – Doubles and omissions of sounds – Distance between parts – Numerical of triads and revolutions compared with the modern acronyms
  4. The motion of the parts: straight, oblique, opposite (possible exercise on the concatenation of bi-chords on whole harmonic successes in order to obtain mastery of the motions of the parts)
  5. Conduct of the items: vertical (harmonic) and horizontal (melodic) aspects of the connections: – The motions of the parties: allowed or forbidden – Melodic jumps: allowed or forbidden – The obligatory resolutions (sensitive)
  6. The harmonization of a low (choral) with triads in a fundamental state
  7. The use of the 1st turned
  8. The use of the 2nd turned
  9. The seventh chord of the 1st species (dominant) in the ground state and turned – Resolution of the seventh of the agreement in the various positions
  10. The Cadences: perfect; plagal; composed, consonant and dissonant; Double; imperfect; avoided and deceit
  11. Modulations with neighboring tones
  12. Construction of seventh chords on the degrees of the major scales (the species of classical music)
  13. Construction of the seventh chords on the degrees of the natural and harmonic minor scales (the species of classical music)
  14. The seventh of the 2nd species: preparation, resolution and main use
  15. The seventh of the 3rd species: preparation, resolution and main use
  16. The rules of the “Harmonized Scale”
  17. Eventual: progressions and delays



  • Mazzotta, “Notes for the lessons of Harmony” J. Naples, “Bassi for Complementary Harmony” W. Piston, “Harmony” Lecture notes or alternative texts at the discretion of the teacher

Written Exam