For Freshman/Sophomore courses in Music Theory and Analysis.
Following the well-established tradition of comprehensive musicianship, this text presents lessons and assignments not only in basic tonal harmony, but also in fundamentals, concepts of melody, counterpoint, form, analysis, composition, written essays, and a survey of 20th and 21st century music. It emphasizes Western musical art, with ample material on the music of both men and women, differing styles, various cultures, and examples drawn from popular and ethnic sources. Distinctive features as well as commonalities and universals are identified in comparing works.
I. FORM AND TECHNIQUE.
1. Variation Forms.
2. Canon and Fugue.
3. Borrowed and Augmented Sixth Chords.
4. Neapolitan and Other Chromatic Resources.
III. GRAND FORMS.
5. Sonata Form.
6. The Rondo.
IV. TONAL MUSIC IN TRANSITION.
7. The Dissolution of the Common-Practice Style.
9. National and Ethnic Resources.
V. THE CONTEMPORARY ERA.
11. Serial Composition.
12. Music After 1950.
Appendix A. Answers to Self Tests.
Appendix B. Tuning and Temperament.
Appendix C. Instrument Ranges and Transposition.