The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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The much-anticipated Musician's Guide series offers a comprehensive four-semester introduction to the skills of complete musicianship, seamlessly integrating theory and analysis, aural training, and performance in one pedagogical program. The Musician's Guide series is divided into two main components, each represented by a core text. While complete enough to be used alone, these dynamic texts are fully coordinated, sharing the same pedagogical approach and structure. Each book relies on a core repertoire of real music that is revisited throughout in a variety of theory- and performance-based contexts. These texts are complemented by a rich collection of learning resources.

Table of Contents

Building a Musical Vocabulary: Basic Elements of Pitch and Rhythm
Pitch and Pitch Classp. 2
Beat, Meter, and Rhythm: Simple Metersp. 19
Pitch Collections, Scales, and Major Keysp. 38
Minor Keys and the Diatonic Modesp. 54
Beat, Meter, and Rhythm: Compound Metersp. 78
Pitch Intervalsp. 94
Triads and Seventh Chordsp. 112
Linking Musical Elements in Time
Intervals in Action (Two-Voice Composition)p. 134
Melodic and Rhythmic Embellishment in Two-Voice Compositionp. 153
Notation and Scoringp. 172
Voicing Chords in Multiple Parts: Instrumentationp. 183
The Phrase Model
The Basic Phrase Model: Tonic and Dominant Voice-Leadingp. 198
Embellishing Tonesp. 220
Chorale Harmonization and Figured Bassp. 235
Expanding the Basic Phrase: Leading-Tone, Predominant, and 6/4 Chordsp. 250
Further Expansions of the Basic Phrase: Tonic Expansions, Root Progressions, and the Mediant Triadp. 276
The Interaction of Melody and Harmony: More on Cadence, Phrase, and Melodyp. 298
Diatonic Sequencesp. 323
Intensifying the Dominant: Secondary Dominants and Secondary Leading-Tone Chords; New Voice-Leading Chordsp. 350
Phrase Rhythm and Motivic Analysisp. 372
Further Expansion of the Harmonic Vocabulary
Tonicizing Scale Degrees Other Than Vp. 396
Modulation to Closely Related Keysp. 418
Binary and Ternary Formsp. 440
Color and Drama in Composition: Modal Mixture and Chromatic Mediants and Submediantsp. 457
Chromatic Approaches to V: The Neapolitan Sixth and Augmented Sixthsp. 478
Musical Form and Interpretation
Popular Song and Art Songp. 508
Variation and Rondop. 530
Sonata-Form Movementsp. 551
Chromaticismp. 574
Into the Twentreth Century
Modes, Scales, and Setsp. 614
Music Analysis with Setsp. 635
Sets and Set Classesp. 653
Ordered Segments and Serialismp. 671
Twelve-Tone Rows and the Row Matrixp. 685
New Ways to Organize Rhythm, Meter, and Durationp. 698
New Ways to Articulate Musical Formp. 725
The Composer's Materials Todayp. 745
Try it Answersp. A3
Glossaryp. A55
Guidelines for Part-Writingp. A77
Ranges of Orchestral Instrumentsp. A81
Set-Class Tablep. A85
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