Harmony in Practice

Harmony in Practice

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By (author) Anna Butterworth

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  • Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Format: Sheet music | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 304mm x 20mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 2 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854728334
  • ISBN 13: 9781854728333
  • Illustrations note: mus.exs.
  • Sales rank: 38,595

Product description

Harmony in Practice explores the main elements of tonal harmony. Students using this book will acquire a secure knowledge of the basics of harmonic practice. Singing, playing and completing the exercises, and studying the music examples, will provide essential experience of the 'tools of the trade'. More than 280 music examples illustrate the author's clear and direct exposition of the history and practice of harmony while the student will be able to work through over 180 exercises. The practical workbook format will enable students to prepare for a variety of musical examinations - for the Associated Board's Grade 6 to Grade 8 Theory examinations; for A Level Music and Diploma examinations; for university and college entrance papers. It will serve in particular as a vital aid in bridging the gap between Grade 5 and Grade 6 Theory. A thorough pursuit of this workbook will also bring a greater understanding to bear on students' music-making, and will enhance their awareness of style and their ap

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"I must totally disagree with previous reviewers on their opinion about this book on Harmony.
I am of the opinion as a professional and well known piano pedagogue that whilst the book "sheds light" on the neglected subject of Tonal Harmony, this book cannot be compared / rivalled with the resources the USA has published.
In Butterworth's book, there are no correlating sonic resources provided with the textual information which I feel is SO BAD!
How can we expect to breed sound musicians when the majority of musicians CANNOT hear internally what is on a score?
May I suggest a student who is seeking resources in the study of Tonal Harmony check out the following titles with their ancillary resources and complimentary website tests, you WILL be amazed at the high quality of the resources mentioned below:
1)Tonal Harmony - Kostka and Payne - 5th Edition - McGraw Hill
2)The Complete Musician - Steven Laitz - 0UP
3)The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis - Clendinning and Marvin - Norton
I challenge anyone to get back to me to dispute the Butterworth book is as detailed as the USA resources with their ancillary materials.
David Martin LGSM LTCL LLCM ALCM
ex examiner LCMM
Member of the European Piano Teachers Association UK"

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This is something that has been sorely needed! ... an excellent choice for A level and diploma students ... thorough EPTA Piano Journal well laid out both in terms of its design and content ... as a very solid and thorough course in classical harmony this book really delivers Music Teacher An aspect that places this book on a higher level than the traditional harmony textbook is the numerous exercises which are based on models from music literature and which cover a wide variety of textures. South African Music Teacher

Table of contents

An Introduction to Tonal Harmony [Anna Butterworth] ; Chord Labelling [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 1 - Triads [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 2 - Inverting the Triad [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 3 - Building chords from Triads [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 4 - Some 'Rules' to Follow [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 5 - Harmonizing Melodies - the Cadential Progressions [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 6 - Extending the Triad - the Dominant Family [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 7 - the 6 over 4 Progressions [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 8 - Other Presentations of Harmony [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 9 - The Progression of 5ths [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 10 - Chord Groups - the Subdominant Family [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 11 - Scale Movement [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 12 - Modulation - its Purpose and Practice [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 13 - Modulation to 'Remote' Keys [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 14 - Melodic Decoration [Anna Butterworth] ; Chapter 15 - Harmonic Decoration [Anna Butterworth]