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For introductory-level courses in Music Theory. Also suitable for similar classes, such as in secondary schools, where prerequisites are sufficiently understood. This thorough introduction to harmony offers step-by-step development of concepts and skills through explanations, illustrations, musical examples, and drills. Each chapter considers the theory and analysis of music under study. This text focuses on the music of the common practice period, c1600-1900 (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms). (The second volume, Advanced Harmony, covers twentieth century techniques.)
Table of Contents
NOTE: Only available as book with CD package. 1. Basics I: Pitch on the Staff and the Keyboard; Scales; Key Signatures. 2. Basics II: Intervals; Chords; Staff Notation. 3. Basics III: Duration, Time Signatures. 4. Tonic and Dominant I: Cadences. 5. Tonic and Dominant II: Part-Writing. 6. The Subdominant Triad. 7. The Melodic Line I. 8. C Clefs; Transposing Instruments. 9. The Triad in Inversion. 10. Harmonic Progression; The Leading Tone Triad and the Supertonic Triad. 11. Nonharmonic Tones I: Passing Tones and Neighbor Tones. 12. Nonharmonic Tones II: Suspensions and Other Dissonance's. 13. The Dominant Seventh and Supertonic Seventh Chords. 14. The Submediant and Mediant Triads. 15. The Melodic Line II: Form, continued; Melody Harmonization; Melody Writing. 16. The v and VII Triads; the Phrygian Cadence. 17. Harmonic Sequence. 18. Secondary Dominant Chords; Elementary Modulation. Appendix 1. The Essentials of Part-Writing: Conventional Procedures. Appendix 2. Instrumentation: Ranges, Clefs, Transposition. Appendix 3. Elementary Acoustics. Appendix 4. The Medieval Modes. Appendix 5. Answer Key. Index of Compositions. Subject Index.