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Chapter 3: A Case for Partimento Pt. 1 – Music Theory

Reform needs to occur in musical theory and improvisation pedagogies. I posit that Partimento can be used as a method in which to holistically integrate compartmentalised aspects of music education. Partimento can act as a scaffold to train improvisation (Callahan, 2017, p. 196). Improvisation is an admirable goal in and of itself and produces valuable […]

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Durante – Regola 28

Technique in focus:“On the (tie of a 2nd and an) augmented 4th” Partimento and Example Realisations Below are my simple realisations of Durante’s regola 28 “On the tie of a 2nd and an augmented 4th”. This partimento is to train the musician to resolve the tie of a 2nd (where the bass resolves by descending […]

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Chapter 2: Issues with Classical Pedagogy – Examinations, Theory Harmony, Improvisation

There are institutional, individual and perceptual issues at all levels of classical music. The rectification of these issues may lead to a keener understanding of music theory, and a proliferation of classical improvisation at amateur and professional levels of performance and education. I shall deal with those issues which may be resolved through the integration […]