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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Summa Musiceby Christopher Page

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 54.00

    Christopher Page's 1991 book provides an edition of the Latin text taken from the only surviving original copy, together with an English translation. more...

  • How to Listen to Great Musicby Robert Greenberg

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.00

    From one of the most trusted names in continuing education-the knowledge you need to unlock "the most abstract and sublime of all the arts." Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to edify, enlighten, and stir the soul. In How... more...

  • Schenker's Argument and the Claims of Music Theoryby Leslie David Blasius

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 36.00

    This book provides a reassessment of the work of Heinrich Schenker. more...

  • Musical Form in the Age of Beethovenby A. B. Marx; Scott Burnham

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 43.00

    A selection of the writings of A. B. Marx, one of the most important German music theorists of his time. more...