Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

by L. Poundie Burstein,Joseph Nathan Straus

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Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

by L. Poundie Burstein,Joseph Nathan Straus,Distinguished Professor of Music Joseph Straus

The music theory text that students read and understand.

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Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

by L. Poundie Burstein,Joseph N. Straus

The groundbreaking theory text that students read and understand

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Music Theory Essentials

by Jason W. Solomon

Music Theory Essentials offers an antidote to music theory textbooks that are overly long and dense. Focusing on the essentials, this text provides a clear-cut guide to the key concepts of music theory. Beginning with no assumptions about music theory knowledge, the book covers the core elements of music fundamentals, diatonic and chromatic harmony, post-tonal theory, and popular music in a single concise volume. Emphasizing critical thinking skills, this book guides students through conceptualizing musical concepts and mastering analytic techniques.

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Introduction to Post Tonal Theory

by Joseph N. Straus

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Twentieth-Century Techniques, and Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis taken by music majors. A primer–rather than a survey–this text offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music–through playing, singing, listening, and

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The Complete Musician

by Steven Geoffrey Laitz

Bringing together the analytical, aural, and tactile activities that comprise a tonal theory curriculum, The Complete Musician, Second Edition, relies on a diverse repertoire and innovative exercises to explicitly connect theory (writing and analysis), skills (singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class. It provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of writing, analyzing, hearing, singing, and playing tonal harmony and enables them to understand the most important musical forms. Features of the Second Edition * Enhanced

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Tonal Harmony

by Stefan M. Kostka

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Aural Skills Acquisition

by Gary Steven Karpinski,Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory Gary S Karpinski

This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers. The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second

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Classical Form

by William E. Caplin

Introducing a new theory of musical form for the analysis of instrumental music of the classical style. The book provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for analysing phrases and themes to complete movements. Illustrated with over 250 annotated musical examples by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

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The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis

by Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin

The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis is a complete package of theory and aural skills resources that covers every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate sequence. The package can be mixed and matched for every classroom, and with Norton’s new Know It? Show It! online pedagogy, students can watch video tutorials as they read the text, access formative online quizzes, and tackle workbook assignments in print or online. In its third edition, The Musician’s Guide retains

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Elements of Music

by Joseph Nathan Straus

The Fundamentals Text That Emphasizes Music Making This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors. Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. It emphasizes process of making music--emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made--not merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads;

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Probability Theory

by Y. A. Rozanov

This clear exposition begins with basic concepts and moves on to combination of events, dependent events and random variables, Bernoulli trials and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem, and more. Includes 150 problems, many with answers.

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Graduate Review of Tonal Theory

by Steven Geoffrey Laitz,Christopher A. Bartlette

This student workbook accompanies Graduate Review of Tonal Theory: A Recasting of Common-Practice Harmony, Form, and Counterpoint. The exercises are organized by chapter into 61 discrete assignments, each progressing from short, introductory analytical and writing exercises to more-involved tasks. This volume also features additional keyboard exercises for 12 chapters. The student workbook is enhanced by a DVD of recordings by the Eastman students and faculty of musical examples from the text and analytical exercises within.

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Materials and Techniques of Post Tonal Music

by Stefan Kostka

This text provides the most comprehensive analytical approach to post-tonal music available, from Impressionism to recent trends. It covers music from the early 1900s through the present day, with discussion of such movements as Minimalism and the Neoromanticism, and includes chapters on rhythm, form, electronic and computer music, and the roles of chance and choice in post-tonal music. Chapter-end exercises involve drills, analysis, composition, as well as several listening assignments.

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Desire in Chromatic Harmony

by Kenneth M. Smith

How does musical harmony engage listeners in relations of desire? Where does this desire come from? Author Kenneth Smith seeks to answer these questions by analyzing works from the turn of the twentieth- century that are both harmonically enriched and psychologically complex. Desire in Chromatic Harmony yields a new theory of how chromatic chord progressions direct the listener on intricate journeys through harmonic space, mirroring the tensions of the psyche found in Schopenhauer, Freud, Lacan, Lyotard, and Deleuze. Smith extends

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Ryan Higa s How to Write Good

by Ryan Higa

An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words. I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A Book? You? Why? Great question! Why did I write a book? Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will

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