This best-selling text gives majors a solid foundation in the theory of music - generally and throughout history. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps them gain interpretive insights.The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory while volume II offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from Gregorian Chant through the present day.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part A: The Fundamentals of Music 1 Notation 2 Scales, Tonality, Key, Modes 3 Intervals and Transposition 4 Chords Part B: The Structural Elements of Music 5 Cadences and Nonharmonic Tones 6 Melodic Organization 7 Texture and Textural Reduction 8 Voice Leading in Two Voices 9 Voice Leading in Four Voices 10 Harmonic Progression and Harmonic Rhythm 11 The Dominant Seventh Chord 12 The Leading-Tone Seventh Chords 13 Nondominant Seventh Chords 14 Modulation 15 Secondary Dominants and Leading-Tone Chords 16 Two-Part (Binary) Form 17 Three-Part (Ternary) Form Appendix A Macro Analysis Appendix B History Appendix C Popular Music Chord Symbols Appendix D Expression Marks Appendix E Instrument Ranges, Transposition, and Foreign Names Appendix F Composers and Works Glossary Index