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Händel's Exercises for Princess Anne

The shortest and most complete set of harmony exercises for beginners by one of the greatest composers in the world!

G. F. Händel

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Princess Anne

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Baroque Harmony

The Complete FREE Course with all the Exercises by G. F. Handel for the Princess Anne.

  • All Handel’s Harmony Exercises
  • All the Exercises on a Keyboard Tablature
  • Useful tips for doing well the Exercises
  • Realizations of all Exercises

3/5 Chord

In the first exercise you learn:

  • How is composed the 5/3 chord
  • What are the three positions of a 5/3 chord
  • How to realize a bass using only 5/3 chords

In the second exercise you learn:

  • How to use the 5/3 chord in a more animated bass
  • To recognize a sequence
  • How to create a cantabile melody in the soprano

In the third exercise you learn:

  • What are the note that need a chord
  • The importance of the harmonic rhytm
  • How to avoid parallel octaves

In the fourth exercise you learn:

  • How to use a 5/3 chord in a triple meter
  • How to use a 5/3 chord in the minor mode
  • The influence of the sharp to the third of the chord

In the fifth exercise you learn:

  • To recognize passing tones in a triple meter
  • How to harmonize a bass according to its correct harmonic rhythm.
  • What to do when you have an hemiolia

In the sixth exercise you learn:

  • How the chromaticism works
  • The importance of the Mi-Fa and the Solmisation in the chromaticism
  • The meaning of the flat below the bass

6/3 Chord

In the seventh exercise you learn:

  • The 6/3 chord and how it works
  • How to harmonize using 4 parts with a 6/3 chord
  • How to harmonize using 3 parts with a 6/3 chord

In the eight exercise you learn:

  • The importance of the petite six
  • The added 4th in a 6/3 chord
  • How the 6/3 chord works in the minor mode

In the ninth exercise you learn:

  • The flatted 6th
  • How the flatted 6th influence music
  • A particular chromatic passage thanks to the flatted 6th

4-3 Suspension

In the tenth exercise you learn:

  • How the 4-3 Suspension works
  • The use of 4-3 Suspension with diminished bass
  • The cadence with the 4-3 Suspension

6/4 Chord