There is the tenacious prejudice that the piano is better suited than a melodic instrument to grasp musical, especially harmonic structures. Yet in harmonic tonal music, melody, harmony and counterpoint completely permeate each other. Harmonic sequences imply melodies and types of contrapuntal style, and vice versa: melodies contain harmonies and counterpoint. Laura Krämer explains basic elements of harmonic tonal music. Hearing, grasping, seeing/reading music, cognitive understanding and mental representation of the music flow into each other when acquiring the musical possessions, thus ensuring a well-stocked music pantry which can be accessed throughout one's musical lifetime - for more independence, more joy, more scope for community activity and more expressiveness.
Funktionale Leiterstufen/Harmonik 1