The Practice of Harmony

The Practice of Harmony

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For freshman/sophomore courses in Basic Music Theory, Lower Division Theory and Theory I-IV.With an emphasis on learning and understanding by doing, this text/workbook takes students from music fundamentals through harmony in common practice to some of the more important harmonic procedures of the 20th century. The approach is "additive" throughout, allowing students to use what was learned in one chapter to help comprehension of the materials in the next. This allows for minimum of memorization since students repeatedly use the concepts throughout the semester.
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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 236.7 x 278.9 x 34.8mm | 1,094.82g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130223506
  • 9780130223500

Table of contents

I. FOUNDATIONS. 1. Clefs and Basic Pitch Notation. 2. Scales. 3. Key Signatures and Scale Degrees. 4. Intervals. 5. Triads. 6. The Notation of Rhythm. II. HARMONY IN COMMON PRACTICE-The Diatonic Vocabulary. 7. Four-Part Vocal Writing. 8. Primary Triads in Root Position. 9. Inversions of the Primary Triads. 10. Secondary Triads. 11. The Harmonization of Melodies I. 12. Nonchord Tones: Passing Tones, Neighboring Tones, Changing Tones, Appoggiaturas, Escape Tones, Anticipations. 13. Nonchord Tones: Suspensions. 14. Diatonic Seventh Chords. 15. The Harmonization of Melodies II. 16. Writing for the Piano. III. HARMONY IN COMMON PRACTICE-The Chromatic Vocabulary. 17. Secondary Dominants. 18. Secondary Diminished Seventh Chords. 19. Augmented Sixth Chords. 20. Borrowed Chords. 21. The Neapolitan. 22. Pedal Point. 23. Modulation. IV. POST-COMMON PRACTICE HARMONY. 24. Ninth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Chords. 25. Chord Symbols. 26. Modal Harmony. 27. Nonfunctional Harmony. 28. Artificial Scales. 29. Nontertian Harmony. 30. Harmonic Procedures in Twelve-Tone Serialism. Appendix. Index.
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