Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online “text”book for college-level music theory courses. OMT was built on resources authored by Kris Shaffer, Bryn Hughes, and Brian Moseley. It is edited by Kris Shaffer and Robin Wharton, and is published by Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing.
Major funding and technological support (including the building of the technology behind the interactive music notation modules found in this text) came from the team at Trinket.
Voice-leading and model composition
Strict two-voice composition (species counterpoint)
Strict four-voice composition
Introduction to thoroughbass.
A brief history of basso continuo.
Generating Roman numerals from a figured bass line.
Composing in basso-continuo style.
Style and tendency.
Tendency tones and functional harmonic dissonances.
Realizing a figured bass in strict basso continuo style (video).
Handouts and charts
Thematic Structure in the Classical Style
Classical theme types.
Techniques of Phrase Rhythm
Other formal structures in the classical style
Set Class and Prime Form (1).
Set Class and Prime Form (2).
Common Tones under Transposition.
Common Tones under Inversion.
General post-tonal resources
Harmony in pop/rock music.
The “50s doo-wop” progression.
The “Singer/Songwriter” progression.
The “Puff” progression.
The blues progression.
The lament progression.
The circle-of-fifths progression (in minor)