Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory / Edition 2by Joseph N. Straus
Pub. Date: 10/13/1999
Publisher: Pearson Education
A primer--rather than a survey--this book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music--through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing--it provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the "classical" pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern. Considers three principal kinds of post-tonal music--free atonal music, twelve-tone music, and centric music. Makes extensive use of transformational graphs and networks to present analytical information; and includes a variety of exercises in theory, analysis, musicianship and ear-training, and composition. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century Music Techniques and Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis.
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- Older Edition
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- 6.26(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.72(d)
Table of Contents
1. Basic Concepts and Definitions.
2. Pitch-Class Sets.
3. Some Additional Relationships.
4. Centricity, Referential Collections, and Triadic Post-Tonality.
5. Basic Twelve-Tone Operations.
6. More Twelve-Tone Topics.
Appendix 1. List of Set Classes.
Appendix 2. Index Vectors.
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