ISBN-10:
0131815539
ISBN-13:
9780131815537
Pub. Date:
09/01/1995
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
The Practice of Harmony / Edition 3

The Practice of Harmony / Edition 3

by Peter A. Spencer

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Overview

This text provides the music student —regardlessof his/her major—with a thorough introduction to the basic materials of harmony. Coverage spans from tertian harmony, the general harmonic practice of composers from 1700 to 1900, to more recent harmonic practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131815537
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.93(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS.
1. Clefs and Basic Pitch Notation.
2. Scales.
3. Key Signatures and Scale Degrees.
4. Intervals.
5. Triads.
6. The Notation of Rhythm.
II. HARMONY IN COMMON PRACTICE—The Diatonic Vocabulary.
7. Four-Part Vocal Writing.
8. Primary Triads in Root Position.
9. Inversions of the Primary Triads.
10. Secondary Triads.
11. The Harmonization of Melodies I.
12. Nonchord Tones: Passing Tones, Neighboring Tones, Changing Tones, Appoggiaturas, Escape Tones, Anticipations.
13. Nonchord Tones: Suspensions.
14. Diatonic Seventh Chords.
15. The Harmonization of Melodies II.
16. Writing for the Piano.
III. HARMONY IN COMMON PRACTICE—The Chromatic Vocabulary.
17. Secondary Dominants.
18. Secondary Diminished Seventh Chords.
19. Augmented Sixth Chords.
20. Borrowed Chords.
21. The Neapolitan.
22. Pedal Point.
23. Modulation.
IV. POST-COMMON PRACTICE HARMONY.
24. Ninth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Chords.
25. Chord Symbols.
26. Modal Harmony.
27. Nonfunctional Harmony.
28. Artificial Scales.
29. Nontertian Harmony.
30. Harmonic Procedures in Twelve-Tone Serialism.
Appendix.
Index.

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