Techniques and Materials of Music

ISBN-10: 0495189774

ISBN-13: 9780495189770

Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)

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Designed to serve as a primary text for the first two years of college music theory, TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC covers all the basics of composition?including harmony, melody, and musical form. The authors present essential materials of common-practice music and an overview of 20th century techniques. Numerous hands-on exercises promote students' memorization and retention of key concepts. And the text's concise outline format, which has been enhanced for this edition, allows instructors maximum flexibility in choosing which materials, concepts, and techniques to emphasize in their course. An e-Workbook in PDF format provides more than 200 pages of exercises to complement TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC, 7th Edition.
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List price: $236.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.936

Thomas E. Benjamin has recently retired as Chair of the Department of Music Theory at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. A composer, conductor, performer, and music theorist with more than 40 compositions published and recorded, he also holds fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel. He has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern, and Transcontinental, and has CDs with the Albany label. Horvit's awards include the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Great Staff and Piano Keyboard
Major and Minor Scales
Key Signatures
Meter and Rhythm
Diatonic Materials
Triads in Root Position
The Tonic Triad in Root Position
Connection of Tonic and Dominant Triads in Root Position
The Dominant Seventh Chord in Root Position
Connection of Tonic and Subdominant Triads in Root Position
Connection of Subdominant and Dominant Triads in Root Position
Cadences Employing the Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Triads in Root Position
The Cadential Tonic Six-Four Chord
Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Triads in First Inversion
The Supertonic Triad
Inversions of the Dominant Seventh Chord
Linear (Embellishing) Six-Four and Other Chords
Submediant and Mediant Triads in Root Position and First Inversion
The Leading Tone Triad
Variant Qualities of Triads
The Sequence
The Supertonic Seventh Chord
The Leading Tone Seventh Chord
Other Diatonic Seventh Chords
Chromatic Materials
Secondary (Applied, Borrowed) Dominants
Linear (Embellishing) Diminished Seventh Chords
The Neapolitan Triad
Augmented Sixth Chords
Modulation by Other Means
Ninth Chords
Twentieth -Century Materials
Twentieth-Century Techniques: General Comments
Further Concepts for Analysis
Rhythmic and Metric Devices
Tertian Harmony
The Diatonic (Church) Modes
Exotic (Artificial, Synthetic) Scales
Quartal and Secondal Harmony
Polyharmony and Polytonality
Free Atonality
Twelve-Tone Serialism
Additional Contemporary Procedures
Reference Materials
Musical Calligraphy
The Harmonic Series
Nonharmonic (Nonchord) Tones
Relative and Linear Motion
Guidelines for Voice Leading in Strict Four-Part Writing
Guidelines for Doubling in Strict Four-Part Writing
Checklist for Part Writing
Chord Functions in Tonal Music
Figured-Bass Symbols
Procedure for Harmonizing a Figured Bass
Procedure for Harmonizing a Melody
Models for Expansion and Elaboration
Cadence and Phrase Structure
Typical Phrase Variants
The Motive
The Sequence
An Introduction to Tonal Melody
An Introduction to Tonal Counterpoint
Checklist for Analysis
Composition Checklist
Instrumental Ranges and Transpositions
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