Topics include triads in major and minor keys; key transposition; seventh chords; modal and pentatonic scales; song form, periodic phrasing and cadences; secondary dominants; rhythm and ear-training.

Required course materials

The text book (including homework and answer sheets) is available in 2 formats:

  • Digital Download via PDF's: $12.50
  • Bound physical copy: $25

To order your digital PDF go to www.louisrosen.com/louis_store (and scroll down to the bottom of the web page).

12 Sessions: $325 / $225 with private lessons. Private lesson students must register for theory courses by phone or in person to receive discounted rates. Please call the School of Music at 212.415.5580.

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  • Intermediate Theory

    First Session: Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm

    Instructor: Louis Rosen  show bio

    Louis Rosen is a songwriter, guitarist, author, teacher and 2005 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in Music Composition. Louis recently completed his thirtieth year of teaching the music theory and appreciation curriculum for the 92nd Street Y School of Music.

    He has released three albums with vocalist Capathia Jenkins: The Ache of Possibility (Di-Tone, 2009), One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (PS Classics, 2008) and South Side Stories (Rosecap, 2006). The songs from these albums have been heard on hundreds of radio stations around the U.S., as well as part of extended interview/performance segments on Public Radio International’s "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR’s "Tell Me More" and WNYC’s "Soundcheck with John Schaeffer," as well as TV’s "CBS Morning News." Most recently, Louis composed music for Lincoln Center’s Tony-nom...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Thursday

    Sessions: 12

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    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S251, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $325.00

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