Harmony

 

 

Welcome to the Music Theory Harmony section of MusicExamHQ.

If you are preparing for the music theory exams organized by the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and the Achievement Program you will find all the materials you need to help you prepare for the basic, intermediate and advanced harmony examinations, as well as the counterpoint examination.


 

Harmony: Books 1-3 (Mark Sarnecki)

The following books are widely used in preparation for the introductory, basic, and intermediate harmony examinations.

Harmony: Book One (2nd Edition) Harmony: Book One (2nd Edition) By Mark Sarnecki. This edition: 2nd. Theory. Harmony, 2nd Edition. Basic; ARCT (Grade 3 Harmony). Book. 240 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.TSH01)
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Harmony: Book Two Harmony: Book Two By Mark Sarnecki. This edition: 2nd. Theory. Harmony, 2nd Edition. Basic Harmony (Grade 4 Harmony). Book. 224 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.TSH02)
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Harmony: Book Three Harmony: Book Three By Mark Sarnecki. This edition: 2nd. Theory. Harmony, 2nd Edition. Intermediate Harmony (Grade 5 Harmony). Book. 192 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.TSH03)
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Advanced Harmony Resources

Harmony and Voice Leading (Aldwell, Schachter): a linear approach to the study of harmony from Bach to Brahms

Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music (Gauldin): widely used text on harmony by Professor Emeritus of Eastman School of Music, Robert Gauldin

Harmony (Piston): standard textbook for harmony – 5th edition

Counterpoint

Elements of 18th Century Counterpoint (Andrews/Sclater)

A Practical Approach to 18th Century Counterpoint (Gauldin)

Counterpoint: Based on 18th Century Practice, 3rd edition (Kennan)

Counterpoint (Piston)

An annotated list of resources for music theory, history, counterpoint and analysis can be downloaded free from the RCM examination website. Please click here.