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Music theory

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  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    This title examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Using a small core of repeated musical examples, Swain explores the theory's crucial components including functional and non functional harmonies, harmonic tension and harmonic speed. He also outlines a method for "dimensional analysis" of musical works. more...

  • Why of Musicby Donald N. Ferguson

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 72.00

    In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music more...

  • SchenkerGUIDEby Thomas Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Derived from the widely used website, www.SchenkerGUIDE.com, this book   offers a step-by-step method to tackling Schenkerian analysis. It outlines the concepts involved in analysis, provides a detailed working method to help students to get started on the process of analysis, and explores the basics of a Schenkerian approach to form, register, motives... more...

  • The Grammar of Carnatic Musicby K.G. Vijayakrishnan

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices. It is argued... more...

  • Music as Discourseby Kofi Agawu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 49.99

    Introduction. Part 1: Theory. 1. Music as Language. 2. Criteria for Analysis I. 3. Criteria for Analysis II. 4. Bridges to Free Composition. 5. Paradigmatic Analysis. Part 2: Analyses. 6. Liszt, Orpheus (1853-4). 7. Brahms, Intermezzo, op. 119 no.2 (1893), Brahms, Symphony no. 1/ii (1872-76). 8. Mahler, Symphony no. 9/i (1908-09). 9. Beethoven, String... more...

  • Music Theory Through Improvisationby Ed Sarath

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 82.95

    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation,... more...

  • Keys to the Dramaby Gordon Sly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic... more...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards; Kool G Rap

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form—mainstream and underground, current and classic—this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers... more...

  • Music Fundamentalsby Sumy Takesue

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 70.95

    "Music Fundamentals" is both a textbook and a workbook written for students who want to learn the basics of music. Keeping in mind the student with very little or no prior knowledge of music, musical concepts are reinforced by numerous examples including global music, along with a comprehensive website for students to practice their knowledge,... more...

  • The Piece as a Wholeby Hugh Aitken

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 27.95

    Designed to serve music students at the college level, this informal approach to music theory relates the technical aspects of music with the expressive character of the art. The approach is holistic in the sense that it focuses on the interrelationships between the piece as heard by a socially conditioned listener and the notated, performed score.... more...