quote:Originally posted by Mike Brebes:But you need to make the instructor aware, BEFORE the lessons even begin, that you are interested in working on 18th and 19th century counterpoint techniques, NOT 20th century. It is my feeling that you aren't really interested in a "20th century" approach, and prefer the structured tonal and contrapuntal techniques.
quote:"He was pushing me to write freely, using more modern techniques (I picked up the Persichetti book on 20th century harmony on his recommendation), but I didn't feel my skills were up to that; I think I wanted more theory than he was prepared to teach me."
quote:Originally posted by Mike Brebes:You might want to do some study in "form and analysis" of modern music. You should be able to find books that cover a lot of that.
quote:Is that more what you're looking for?
quote:When I get a chance, I will pull out my documentation for my previous classes and see if there are any other recommendations I can make for you.