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Revisiting music theory : basic principles

Author: Alfred Blatter
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Revisiting Music Theory teaches the basics of music theory plus the vocabulary to use in harmonic and formal analysis. The book begins with no assumption of music reading skills, and progresses to include all the basic materials of music from J.S. Bach to John Cage. Based on Blatter's own three decades of teaching freshmen and sophomore music theory at Drexel University, this book is aimed at a one or two year  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Blatter
ISBN: 9781138915886 1138915882 9780415974394 0415974399
OCLC Number: 1004335180
Description: XII, 413 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsNotes on the Use of This BookPart 1. Notation: The Symbols of Music1. The Components of Sound and Music2. The Notation of Pitch3. The Notation of Duration4. The Organization of Time5. Movement, Language, and Musical Rhythms6. The Notation of Loudness and Style7. The Notation of Tone Quality8. Conducting MusicPart 2. Melody: Note Following Note1. Intervals2. The Modes3. The Major Scale4. Key Signatures for Major Scales5. The Minor Scales60 Other Minor Scales7. Key Signatures for Minor Keys8. Scale Degrees9. The Melodic Structure10. Expanded Melodic SourcesPart 3. Harmony: Note(s) with Note(s)1. Intervals2. Triads3. The Inversion of Triads4. Triads within Key5. Seventh Chords6. Harmonic Progressions7. Harmonic Rhythm8. Cadences9. Secondary Dominants10. More Chords on the Secondary Level11. Other ChordsPart 4. Melodies in Harmony1. Part Writing2. Creating the Harmonic Structure3. Non-Harmonic Tones4. Analyzing Later Styles5. Nineteenth-Century AnalysisPart 5. Texture, Structures, Techniques, and Form1. The Textures of Music2. Fundamental Structures3. Melodic Manipulation4. FormPart 6. AppendicesAppendix I. Systems for Identifying PitchAppendix II. The Harmonic SeriesAppendix III. Tuning and TemperamentAppendix IV. The Circle of FifthsAppendix V. TranspositionAppendix VI. All Major Scales in Four ClefsAppendix VII. All Minor Scales in Four ClefsAppendix VIII. Inversions of All Triads on All Pitches in Two Clefs Appendix IX. Inversions of All Common Seventh Chords on All Pitches in Two ClefsAppendix X. Primary Chords in All Major and Minor Keys in Two ClefsAppendix XI. Chord Symbols Used in Lead Sheet and Fake Book Notation in Two Clefs
Responsibility: Alfred Blatter.

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Revisiting Music Theory teaches the basics of music theory plus the vocabulary to use in harmonic and formal analysis. The book begins with no assumption of music reading skills, and progresses to include all the basic materials of music from J.S. Bach to John Cage. Based on Blatter's own three decades of teaching freshmen and sophomore music theory at Drexel University, this book is aimed at a one or two year introductory course in music theory, can serve for individual study, or as a review for graduate students returning to school. Drawing examples from well-known classical works, as well as folk and popular music, the book shows how theory is applied to practice. Blatter's approach is clear, methodical, and, above all, practical. Topics covered include: music notation, modes and scales, scale degrees, melodic form; vocal ranges, transposition, compositional devices, harmonic progression, rhythm, chord types, counterpoint, canon, cadence, four-part style, and musical form. Common forms such as rondo, sonata, rounds, inventions, and fugues are covered. Revisiting Music Theory will serve the needs of students new to music, as well as returning students wishing to attain (or renew) knowledge of music fundamentals. It will be a valuable textbook for students, professors, and professionals.

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