HarperCollins College Outline Music Theory

ISBN-10: 0064671682
ISBN-13: 9780064671682
Edition: 2nd
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Description: Elementary Acoustics and the Properties of Sound, Music Notation, Intervals and Scales, Chords, Symbolization, Expression Marks and Foreign-Language Terms, Tonality and Key Feeling, Melody Writing, Four-Part Vocal Texture (SATB), Chord Connection,  More...

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List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/3/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Elementary Acoustics and the Properties of Sound, Music Notation, Intervals and Scales, Chords, Symbolization, Expression Marks and Foreign-Language Terms, Tonality and Key Feeling, Melody Writing, Four-Part Vocal Texture (SATB), Chord Connection, Chord Choice, Harmonizing a Melody, Nonharmonic Tones, Seventh and Ninth Chords, Altered Chords and Chromaticism, Solving Figured Bass, Analysis and Score Reading, Foreign-Language Names for Orchestral Instruments, Range and Transposition of Orchestral Instruments, Homophonic Forms. Also includes Illustrations, Diagrams, Review Questions, Exercises, Bibliography, and Full Index.

Preface
Introduction
Notation, Terminology, and Basic Theory
Elementary Acoustics and the Properties of Sound
Vibrating Strings
Vibrating Air Columns
Vibrating Bars, Plates, and Membranes
Music Notation
The Two Axes: Time and Pitch
Rhythm: Note Values and Rests
Dots and Ties
Meter, Beat, Tempo
Time Signatures: Simple and Compound Time
Artificial Division and Syncopation
Pitch: Staff, Clef, and Ledger Lines
Letter Names, Solfege Syllables, and Accidentals
Octave Designations
Manuscript Writing and Additional Symbols
Intervals and Scales
Basic Intervals: Half Steps and Whole Steps
Scales: Chromatic, Major, and Minor
Key Signatures and Circle of Fifths
Intervals
Relative, Parallel, and Closely Related Keys
Medieval Church Modes
Whole-Tone Scales
Pentatonic Scales
Other Scales
Tuning Systems and Temperament
Chords
Consonance and Dissonance
Triads: Root Position and Inversions
Seventh Chords and Larger Structures in Superimposed Thirds
Other Chord Structures (Fourths, Fifths, Seconds, and so on)
Symbolization
Basic Symbols and Definitions
Names of Scale Degrees and Chords
Figured Bass
Roman Numeral Chord Symbols: Functional Harmony
Chord Symbols in Popular Music and Jazz
Expression Marks and Foreign-Language Terms
Tempo
Dynamics
Style
Phrasing and Articulation
Abbreviations
Foreign Names for Scale Degrees and Keys
Tonal Harmony
Tonality and Key Feeling
Tonality
Key Feeling
Modulation, Secondary Dominants, and Altered Chords
Assignments
Melody Writing
Small Strophic Forms
Symmetry and Balance
Metric Structure
Melodic Cadences
Extensions and Irregularities
Assignments
Four-Part Vocal Texture (Satb)
Voice Ranges
Doubling
Spacing, Distance, Motion, and Crossing of Parts
Chord Inversions
Prohibitions in Four-Part Writing
Assignments
Chord Connection
Principles of Part Writing--Triads in Root Position
Triads in First Inversion
Triads in Second Inversion
Summary of Principles of Chord Connection
Exercises
Chord Choice
Harmonic Cadences
Selecting the Chords
Melodic Cadences
The Bass Line
The Inner Parts
Exercises
Harmonizing A Melody
Analysis of the Melody
Harmonizing an Unfigured Bass
Exercises
Elaboration
Nonharmonic Tones (Melodic Elaboration)
Definitions
Passing Tone
Neighboring Tone
Suspension and Anticipation
Anticipation
Appoggiatura and Escape Tone
Pedal, Free Tone, Combinations
Harmonizations Using Nonharmonic Tones
Exercises
Seventh and Ninth Chords (Harmonic Elaboration)
V[superscript 7] and VII[superscript 7]
II[superscript 7] and IV[superscript 7]
VI[superscript 7], I[superscript 7], and III[superscript 7]
Ninth Chords
Eleventh and Thirteenth Chords
Exercises
Altered Chords and Chromaticism (Tonal Elaboration)
The Principle of Melodic Alteration
Raised Tones: Secondary Dominants, Augmented Triads
Lowered Tones: Lowered Sixth Degree, Neapolitan Chord
Raised and Lowered Tones: Augmented Sixth Chords the Altered Dominant Chord, other Functions
Harmonic Alteration
Remote Modulation
The Twelve-Tone Scale
Solving Figured Bass
Models for Practice
Exercises
Analysis and Score-Reading
Keyboard Style
Solo Instrument (or Voice) with Accompaniment
Trios, Quartets and Small Ensembles
The Full Orchestral Score
The Analysis of an Extended Work
Third Movement: C Minor First Rondo Form (ABA)
Foreign-Language Names for Orchestral Instruments
Range and Transposition of Orchestral Instruments
Diagrams of Homophonic Forms
Bach Chorales for Analysis
Bibliography
Index

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