Graduate Review of Tonal Theory

Graduate Review of Tonal Theory
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Author: Steven Geoffrey Laitz,Christopher A. Bartlette
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0195376994
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This student workbook accompanies Graduate Review of Tonal Theory: A Recasting of Common-Practice Harmony, Form, and Counterpoint. The exercises are organized by chapter into 61 discrete assignments, each progressing from short, introductory analytical and writing exercises to more-involved tasks. This volume also features additional keyboard exercises for 12 chapters. The student workbook is enhanced by a DVD of recordings by the Eastman students and faculty of musical examples from the text and analytical exercises within.

The Complete Musician

The Complete Musician
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Author: Steven G. Laitz,Steven Geoffrey Laitz
Pages: 888
ISBN: UOM:39015079258318
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bringing together the analytical, aural, and tactile activities that comprise a tonal theory curriculum, The Complete Musician, Second Edition, relies on a diverse repertoire and innovative exercises to explicitly connect theory (writing and analysis), skills (singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class. It provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of writing, analyzing, hearing, singing, and playing tonal harmony and enables them to understand the most important musical forms. Features of the Second Edition: * Enhanced and supplemented by five music DVDs--two packaged with the text, two with Student Workbook I, and one with Student Workbook II. These DVDs contain a total of more than sixteen hours of high-quality recorded examples--from solo piano to full orchestra--of the examples and exercises in the text and workbooks, performed by soloists and ensembles from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, examples and exercises are included on the DVDs in downloadable MP3 format. * Significantly revised in order to improve general ordering between large topics (for example, the pre-dominant function is introduced earlier) and organization within chapters (particularly in Parts 1-4) * Offers new topics and expansions: a new chapter (16) devoted exclusively to the motive; new sections on analytical decision-making through Gestalt techniques (Chapters 2 and 7); lead sheet notation (Chapter 6); harmonizing florid melodies (beginning in Chapter 9); and an expanded section on musical texture and harmonic analysis (Chapter 6) * Introduces numerous analyses throughout the book, including thirteen Model Analysis sections, that provide extended analyses of canonical pieces * Includes more than 200 new examples, many from wind and brass literature * Explanations and definitions have been carefully revised for clarity, with added summary charts and step-by-step procedures * Offers new types of exercises--in both the text and in the workbooks--including exercises for single-line instrumentalists, listening exercises, and more graduated exercises * Workbook exercises are now structured in a consistent format of discrete assignments (four to eight assignments per chapter) that usually fit on one or two sheets of paper for ease in handing in to the instructor. Each assignment contains a variety of exercises, crafted for students with a wide range of abilities. Supplementary exercises are also included for further practice. * Expanded Instructor's Manual adds model solutions for more than 200 analysis and part writing exercises; each chapter includes teaching guidelines and supplementary analytical, dictation, playing, and writing exercises

Introduction to Post tonal Theory

Introduction to Post tonal Theory
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Author: Joseph Nathan Straus
Pages: 273
ISBN: UOM:39015073593462
Release: 2005
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music—through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing—this book provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the “classical” pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern. This book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Chapter topics include basic concepts and definitions; pitch-class sets; centricity, referential collections, and triadic post-tonality; basic twelve-tone operations; and more twelve-tone topics. Musicians and enthusiasts looking to explore advanced topics in music theory and analysis.

Student Workbook

Student Workbook
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Author: L. Poundie Burstein,Joseph Straus,Distinguished Professor of Music Joseph Straus
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0393264823
Release: 2015-10-15
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The workbook includes hundreds of exercises more than enough for any one course allowing instructors the flexibility to construct assignments that meet their students needs. Every workbook chapter follows a similar organization and features questions for review, chord spelling exercises, Roman numeral and figured bass realizations, composition activities, and music for analysis."

Basic Post Tonal Theory and Analysis

Basic Post Tonal Theory and Analysis
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Author: Philip Lambert
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0190629649
Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Basic Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis gives students a thorough, clear, and methodical introduction to post-tonal music theory and its application to music composed since 1900. An all-in-one textbook and workbook, this resource provides basic theoretical tools and offers multiple opportunitiesfor application in the form of theoretical and analytical drills and composition exercises.

What to Listen For in Music

What to Listen For in Music
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Author: Aaron Copland
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101513149
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

Music Theory Resource Book

Music Theory Resource Book
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Author: Harold Owen
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0195115392
Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Music Theory Resource Book covers topics not usually found in standard theory texts including basic acoustics, contrapuntal techniques, jazz harmony, musics from non-Western cultures, and music since 1950."--BOOK JACKET.

Analysis of 18th and 19th Century Musical Works in the Classical Tradition

Analysis of 18th  and 19th Century Musical Works in the Classical Tradition
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Author: David Beach,Ryan McClelland
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781136329753
Release: 2012-05-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Analysis of 18th- and 19th-Century Musical Works in the Classical Tradition is a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in music analysis. It outlines a process of analyzing works in the Classical tradition by uncovering the construction of a piece of music—the formal, harmonic, rhythmic, and voice-leading organizations—as well as its unique features. It develops an in-depth approach that is applied to works by composers including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. The book begins with foundational chapters in music theory, starting with basic diatonic harmony and progressing rapidly to more advanced topics, such as phrase design, phrase expansion, and chromatic harmony. The second part contains analyses of complete musical works and movements. The text features over 150 musical examples, including numerous complete annotated scores. Suggested assignments at the end of each chapter guide students in their own musical analysis.

Analysis of Tonal Music

Analysis of Tonal Music
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Author: Allen Clayton Cadwallader,David Gagné
Pages: 399
ISBN: UOM:39015067694581
Release: 2007
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces the fundamental principles of Schenkerian analysis within the context of the music itself.

Understanding Post Tonal Music

Understanding Post Tonal Music
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Author: Miguel A. Roig-Francolí
Pages: 402
ISBN: 0367432870
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding Post-Tonal Music explores the compositional and musical processes of twentieth-century post-tonal music. The book is intended for undergraduate or general graduate courses on the theory and analysis of twentieth-century music. The aim of the book is to increase the accessibility of post-tonal music by providing students with tools for understanding issues like pitch organization, rhythm and meter, form, texture, and aesthetics. By presenting the music first and then deriving the theory, Understanding Post-Tonal Music leads students to greater understanding and appreciation of this challenging and important repertoire.

Exploring the Musical Mind

Exploring the Musical Mind
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Author: John Sloboda,Professor of Psychology John Sloboda
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0198530137
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brings together in one volume important material from various hard-to-locate sources, giving the reader access to a body of work from one of the founders of music psychology Complements and updates Sloboda's 'The musical mind'

Theory Essentials for Today s Musician Textbook

Theory Essentials for Today s Musician  Textbook
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Author: Ralph Turek,Daniel McCarthy
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781351781060
Release: 2018-01-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theory Essentials for Today’s Musician offers a review of music theory that speaks directly and engagingly to modern students. Rooted in the tested pedagogy of Theory for Today’s Musician, the authors have distilled and reorganized the concepts from the thirty-three chapters of their original textbook into twenty-one succinct, modular chapters that move from the core elements of harmony to further topics in form and 20th-century music. A broad coverage of topics and musicals styles—including examples drawn from popular music—is organized into four key parts: Basic Tools Chromatic Harmony Form and Analysis The 20th Century and Beyond Theory Essentials features clear and jargon-free (yet rigorous) explanations appropriate for students at all levels, ensuring comprehension of concepts that are often confusing or obscure. An accompanying workbook provides corresponding exercises, while a companion website presents streaming audio examples. This concise and reorganized all-in-one package—which can be covered in a single semester for a graduate review, or serve as the backbone for a briefer undergraduate survey—provides a comprehensive, flexible foundation in the vital concepts needed to analyze music. PURCHASING OPTIONS Textbook and Workbook Package (Paperback): 9781138098756 Textbook Only (Hardback): 9781138708815 Textbook Only (Paperback): 9781138708822 Textbook Only (eBook): 9781315201122 Workbook Only (Paperback): 9781138098749 Workbook Only (eBook): 9781315103839

Harmonic Practice

Harmonic Practice
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Author: Roger Sessions
Pages: 441
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042706643
Release: 1951
Editor: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On traditional harmony, with over 800 exercises.

Organized Time

Organized Time
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Author: Jason Yust
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780190696504
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organized Time is the first attempt to unite theories of harmony, rhythm and meter, and form under a common idea of structured time. Building off of recent advances in music theory in essential subfields-rhythmic theory, tonal structure, and the theory of musical form--author Jason Yust demonstrates that tonal music exhibits similar hierarchical organization in each of these dimensions. Yust develops a network model for temporal structure with an application of mathematical graph theory, which leads ultimately to musical applications of a multi-dimensional polytope called the associahedron. A wealth of analytical examples includes not only the familiar tonal canon-J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann--but also lesser known masters of the musical Enlightenment such as C.P.E. and J.C. Bach, Boccherini, and Johann Gottlieb Graun. Yust's approach has wide-ranging ramifications across music theory, enabling new approaches to musical closure, hypermeter, formal function, syncopation, and rhythmic dissonance, as well as historical observations about the development of sonata form and the innovations of Haydn and Beethoven. Making a forceful argument for the independence of musical modalities and for a multivalent approach to music analysis, Organized Time establishes the aesthetic importance of structural disjunction, the conflict of structure in different modalities, in numerous analytical contexts.

Music of the twentieth century

Music of the twentieth century
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Author: Bryan R. Simms,Professor of Musicology Bryan R Simms
Pages: 264
ISBN: UOM:39015009707293
Release: 1986
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twentieth-century music is explored from both a historical and a theoretical perspective in this enlightening text. Bryan R. Simms addresses style and structure with equal care as he chronicles the evolution of music from the time of Schoenberg to the work of such current composers as Schnittke and Gorecki. Throughout the book, Simms focuses on a number of influential compositions, examining 107 major works in depth as vivid representatives of music in our time.

The Art of Tonal Analysis

The Art of Tonal Analysis
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Author: Carl Schachter,Joseph Nathan Straus
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780190227395
Release: 2016-01-04
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Carl Schachter is the world's leading practitioner of Schenkerian theory and analysis. His articles and books have been broadly influential, and are seen by many as models of musical insight and lucid prose. Yet, perhaps his greatest impact has been felt in the classroom. At the Mannes College of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at special pedagogical events around the world, he has taught generations of musical performers, composers, historians, and theorists over the course of his long career. In Fall 2012, Schachter taught a doctoral seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center in which he talked about the music and the musical issues that have concerned him most deeply; the course was in essence a summation of his extensive and renowned teaching. In The Art of Tonal Analysis, music theorist Joseph Straus presents edited transcripts of those lectures. Accompanied by abundant music examples, including analytical examples transcribed from the classroom blackboard, Straus's own visualizations of material that Schachter presented aurally at the piano, and Schachter's own extended Schenkerian graphs and sketches, this book offers a vivid account of Schachter's masterful pedagogy and his deep insight into the central works of the tonal canon. In making the lectures of one of the world's most extraordinary musicians and musical thinkers available to a wide audience, The Art of Tonal Analysis is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of music.

Musical Form and Musical Performance

Musical Form and Musical Performance
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Author: Edward T. Cone
Pages: 103
ISBN: 0393097676
Release: 1968
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

3 essays on musical form and performance

Analyzing Classical Form

Analyzing Classical Form
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Author: William E. Caplin
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780199987290
Release: 2013-07
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Analyzing Classical Form offers an approach to the analysis of musical form that is especially suited for classroom use at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Students will learn how to make complete harmonic and formal analyses of music drawn from the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

The Musical Language of Rock

The Musical Language of Rock
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Author: David Temperley
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780190653798
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In all of the books about rock music, relatively few focus on the purely musical dimensions of the style: dimensions of harmony and melody, tonality and scale, rhythm and meter, phrase structure and form, and emotional expression. The Musical Language of Rock puts forth a new, comprehensive theoretical framework for the study of rock music by addressing each of these aspects. Eastman music theorist and cognition researcher David Temperley brings together a conventional music-analytic approach with statistical corpus analysis to offer an innovative and insightful approach to the genre. With examples from across a broadly defined rock idiom encompassing everything from the Beatles to Deep Purple, Michael Jackson to Bonnie Raitt, The Musical Language of Rock shows how rock musicians exploit musical parameters to achieve aesthetic and expressive goals-for example, the manipulation of expectation and surprise, the communication of such oppositions as continuity/closure and tension/relaxation, and the expression of emotional states. A major innovation of the book is a three-dimensional model of musical expression-representing valence, energy, and tension-which proves to be a powerful tool for characterizing songs and also for tracing expressive shifts within them. The book includes many musical examples, with sound clips available on the book's website. The Musical Language of Rock presents new insights on the powerful musical mechanisms which have made rock a hallmark of our contemporary musical landscape.

The Historian

The Historian
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Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Pages: 656
ISBN: 075951383X
Release: 2005-06-01
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.