Harmony Between Theory and Practice


  • Refik Hodžić


Harmony as an area of music education can be viewed from two different perspectives: theoretical and practical. Starting with the pioneer of modern harmony Gioseffo Zarlino and his book Institutioni Harmoniche (1558), to the seminal book by Jean-Phillippe Rameau Traite de l’Harmonie (1722) and onward, harmony is still a living matter, subject to different interpretations and theories. The purpose of studying harmony at the secondary and more advanced academic music levels is to gain a full insight into the meaning and wholeness of this concept. It can be achieved only through a balanced connection between theoretical study and practical work. One should additionally emphasize its correlational and inseparable connection to all other music-theory disciplines. With respect to this issue, this paper highlights the published manual Harmonija u Praksi [Harmony in Practice] (2016) by the same who, guided by longtime pedagogical experience, indicates and methodically finds the most appropriate link between theory and practice when teaching harmony.



How to Cite

Hodžić, R. (2021). Harmony Between Theory and Practice. ’’Music in Society’’ The Collection of Papers, (11), 729–755. Retrieved from http://publications.mas.unsa.ba/index.php/zbornik/article/view/50