Hey all, I seem to have taken less than comprehensive notes on what exactly our assignment is for this week's harmony class. All I have is analyzing mm. 1-16 of the Pathetique and finding how often the melody pops up, and listening to the Mendelssohn for cadences and modulations. Am I just being paranoid or is there more than this?
Both the Pathetique (1 to 16 as you mentioned) and Mendelssohn are also to be fully analyzed, I believe, but other than that, I don't recall any other homework.I know that's certainly enough for me... But of course, nothing stops us from analyzing other pieces, or reading more Gauldin :)
Fully analyzed as in the entire piece? That Mendelssohn one is pretty time consuming.
What the heck is the chord at mm19 on the Medelssohn piece? I'm seeing a A C aug maj 7. Are those uh...allowed in this period?
or a G# dim7 with a suspended C
I'm inclined to say the latter. Since the next chord change is to A minor (on which he lingers for a bit), G# fully dim7 with a C pedal makes the most sense to me for m. 19 and first half of 20. Anyone agree/disagree/wanna fight/have a bake-off?As for how to put that in Roman Numeral analysis, your guess is as good as mine. The easy way would just be vii dim7 - i with a big ol' A minor bracket under it. It seems he just got done establishing C Major in the previous bar but then abandons it. But I suppose the constant shifting of tonal centers is part of what makes the piece so damn gorgeous.
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