Schenker Guide A Brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis

ISBN-10: 0415973988

ISBN-13: 9780415973984

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tom Pankhurst
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Description: 'Schenkerian Analysis' introduces students of music theory & composition to the fundamental concepts & methods of this system of musical analysis. The book takes the student step-by-step from making a basic Schenkerian graph through the more difficult aspects of advanced work.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of figure and examples
Preface
An overview of Schenkerian analysis
An introduction to the concepts of Schenkerian analysis
Schenkerian analysis: some key ideas
An overview of the basics
Music and elaboration
Basic melodic elaborations
Further elaborations
Larger-scale structures
Bass prolongations
Elaborations of the bass
Two-part contrapuntal structures
Closure and the descending line
Variants of the Urlinie
The main prolongations of the Ursatz
Compound melody and background prolongations
Initial arpeggiations and initial ascents
Motion from and to an inner voice
Interruptions and neighbor notes
Obligatory register
Register transfer and coupling
Mixture
Some further prolongations of the Bassbrechung
Substitution and cover tones
Getting started on an analysis
A four-stage method
An introduction to the analytical process
Stages one and two
Harmonic analysis
Stage three (middleground analysis)
Stage four (background analysis)
A final worked example
Presenting a Schenkerian analysis
Foreground graphs
Middleground graphs
Middleground summaries
Schenkerian notation in practice
Analysis in practice
Schenkerian analysis and form
Allegretto from Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op. 14, No. 1
Chopin, Grande Valse Brilliante, Op. 18
Haydn, Divertimento in C major, Hob. XVI, No. 10
Playing with register
Menuetto from Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet
Menuetto from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Parallelisms and dramatic structure
Hidden repetition
Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Beethoven, String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95
Beyond Schenker: The breakdown of tonal hierarchy
Exercises
Foreground analysis
Middleground analysis
Longer extracts
Problematic extracts
Schenker's analyses
Glossary
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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