Tonal Harmony

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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For nearly two decades Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for the two-year theory curriculum for music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and instructor alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view. In addition, a set outstanding ancillaries, which include a collection of audio examples on CD (for both the text and workbook) and an extensive Instructor's Manual, round out the comprehensive teaching package.

Table of Contents

Preface To the Student Part I: Fundamentals Chapter 1: Elements of Pitch The Keyboard and Octave Registers Notation of the Staff The Major Scale The Major Key Signatures Minor Scale Minor Key Signatures Scale Degree Names Intervals Perfect, Major, and Minor Intervals Augmented and Diminished Intervals Inversion of Intervals Consonant and Dissonant Intervals Summary Chapter 2: Elements of Rhythm Rhythm Durational Symbols Beat and Tempo Meter Division of the Beat Simple Time Signatures Compound Time Signatures Time Signatures Summarized More on Durational Symbols Summary Chapter 3: Introduction to Triads and Seventh Chords Introduction Triads Seventh Chords Inversions of Chords Inversion Symbols and Figured Bass Lead Sheet Symbols Recognizing Chords in Various Textures Summary Chapter 4: Diatonic Chords in Major and Minor Keys Introduction The Minor Scale Diatonic Triads in Major Diatonic Triads in Minor Diatonic Seventh Chords in Major Diatonic Seventh Chords in Minor Summary Part II: Diatonic Triads Chapter 5: Principles of Voice Leading Introduction The Melodic Line Notating Chords Voicing a Singe Triad Parallel Motion Summary Chapter 6: Root Position Part Writing Introduction Root Position Part Writing with Repeated Roots Root Position Part Writing with Roots a 4th (5th) Apart Root Position Part Writing with Roots a 3rd (6th) Apart Root Position Part Writing with Roots a 3rd(7th) Apart Instrumental Ranges and Transpositions Summary Chapter 7: Harmonic Progression Introduction Sequences and the Circle of Fifths The I and V Chords The II Chord The VI Chord The III Chord The VII Chord The IV Chord Common Exceptions Differences in the Minor Mode Progressions Involving Seventh Chords Harmonizing a Simple Melody Conclusion Summary Chapter 8: Triads in First Inversion Introduction Bass Arpeggiation Substituted First Inversion Triads Parallel Sixth Chords Part Writing First Inversion Triads Soprano-Bass Counterpoint Summary Chapter 9: Triads in Second Inversion Introduction Bass Arpeggiation and the Melodic Bass The Cadential Six-Four The Passing Six-Four The Pedal Six-Four Part Writing for Second Inversion Triads Summary Chapter 10: Cadences, Phrases, and Periods Musical Form Cadences Cadences and Harmonic Rhythm Motives and Phrases Mozart: "An die Freude" Period Forms Summary Chapter 11: Non Chord Tones 1 Introduction Classification of Non-Chord Tones Passing Tones Neighboring Tones Suspensions and Retardations Figured Bass and Lead Sheet Symbols Embellishing a Simple Texture Summary Chapter 12: Non-Chord Tones 2 Appoggiaturas Escape Tones The Neighbor Group Anticipations The Pedal Point Special Problems in the Analysis of Non-Chord Tones Summary Part III: Diatonic Seventh Chords Chapter 13: The V7 Chord Introduction General Voice-Leading Considerations The V7 in Root Position The V7 in Three Parts Other Resolutions of the V7 The Inverted V7 Chord The V6/5 Chord The V4/3 Chord The V4/2 Chord The Approach to the Seventh Summary Chapter 14: The II7 and VII7 Chords Introduction The II7 Chord The VII7 Chord in Major The VII7 Chord in Minor Summary Chapter 15: Other Diatonic Seventh Chords The IV7 Chord The VI7 Chord The I7 Chord The III7 Chord Seventh Chords and the Circle-of -Fifths Progression Summary Part IV: Chromaticism 1 Chapter 16: Secondary Functions 1 Chromaticism and Altered Chords Secondary Functions Secondary Dominant Chords Spelling Secondary Dominants Recognizing Secondary Dominants Secondary Dominants in Context Summary Chapter 17: Secondary Functions 2 Secondary L

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