Tutor profile: Jessica K.
Subject: Basic Math
Solve 5.6 + .9 + 1.1
Answer: 7.6 Step 1: .9 + 1.1 = 2 Step 2: 2 + 5.6 = 7.6
Subject: Music Theory
What are the different kinds of augmented sixth chords and how do they function?
On a basic level, augmented sixth chords include the interval of an augmented sixth - between flat-6 and sharp-4 of a scale (for example: in the key of C major, this interval would be between A-flat and F-sharp). There are three main types of this kind of chord: Italian, French, and German. The Italian augmented sixth chord is built with scale degrees flat-6, 1, and sharp-4. The French augmented sixth chord is built with scale degrees flat-6, 1, 2, and sharp-4. Finally, the German augmented sixth chord is built with scale degrees flat-6, 1, flat-3, and sharp-4. Typically, these chords have predominant functions and often lead to the dominant in chord progressions.
What are the different periods in Beethoven's compositional output, and how are they characterized?
Usually with Beethoven's music, we talk about three compositional periods: early, middle, and late. His early period music is highly influenced by earlier classical composers - namely, Mozart and Haydn. Haydn was Beethoven's teacher, and Beethoven dedicated his first three piano sonatas to him. Beethoven's middle period is perhaps more stereotypical of his music - more dramatic and more expansive in form. His late period is much more introspective, and he takes older forms and experiments with them in new ways. For instance, he includes fugues and theme and variations forms in sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies.
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