Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice

Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice

Alfred Blatter


Revisiting track concept: A advisor to the perform contains the fundamentals of song thought with the vocabulary utilized in harmonic and formal research. The e-book assumes few song interpreting talents, and progresses to include the uncomplicated fabrics of song from J. S. Bach to the 20 th century. in response to Blatter’s personal 3 many years of training song thought, this ebook is aimed toward a one or 12 months introductory direction in track conception, can serve for person research, or as a evaluate for graduate scholars returning to college. Drawing examples from recognized classical works, in addition to folks and well known track, the e-book indicates how concept is utilized to perform.

The publication is split into 5 components. the 1st half introduces track notation, reviewing the fundamentals of pitch, time, and dynamics as represented in written song. half 2 introduces the idea that of melody, masking modes, scales, scale levels, and melodic shape. half three introduces concord, facing harmonic development, rhythm, and chord varieties. half four addresses half writing and harmonic research. ultimately, half five addresses musical shape, and the way shape is used to constitution a composition.

Revisiting tune Theory may be a necessary textbook for college students, professors, and professionals.

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