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Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony Hardcover + Digital Product License Key with Total Access Registration Card, 2nd Edition

  • L. Poundie Burstein
  • Joseph N. Straus
  • ISBN-10: 0393417182
  • ISBN-13: 9780393417180
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Available July 2020
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About the Product

The groundbreaking theory text that students read and understand Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony has successfully introduced thousands of students to music theory. With the new Second Edition, Burstein and Straus have made the text better than ever by listening to professors and students and adding new coverage of post-tonal theory and more opportunities for music analysis. The text includes Norton’s Know It? Show It! online pedagogy, which has been proven to help students develop theory skills.


  • Pathbreaking theory pedagogy successfully used by thousands of students The First Edition of Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony revolutionized music theory pedagogy. Pathbreaking Know It? Show It! pedagogy has helped thousands of students develop theoretical skills. The workbook—now expanded with more analysis exercises—gives professors flexibility in building assignments for their students.

  • A concise text that students read and remember Stripping away the superfluous details and exceptions that bulk up most theory texts, Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony focuses on what students need to know to understand music theory. After reading the text, students have a firm foundation in theoretical concepts, giving professors options to go deeper.

  • Flexibility to teach music theory your way Because Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony focuses only on what students need to know, its short, modular chapters accommodate a variety of approaches and give professors the flexibility to emphasize.

  • With new post-tonal coverage, a text for the entire music theory sequence Responding to requests from adopters, Poundie Burstein and Joe Straus have added eight new chapters, drawing on Joe Straus’s expertise in post-tonal theory. While many texts focus on mathematical details and techniques that are unique to one or two composers, Burstein and Straus’s new post-tonal chapters are designed to give students the tools to ask and answer questions about twentieth- and twenty-first-century repertoire, making it possible for students to analyze any post-tonal work.