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Harmony and Voice Leading, 4th Edition

  • Edward Aldwell
  • Carl Schachter
  • Robert S. Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 0495189758
  • ISBN-13: 9780495189756
  • 736 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1988
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

A clear and accessible volume spanning the entire theory course, HARMONY AND VOICE LEADING, Fourth Edition, begins with coverage of basic concepts of theory and harmony and moves into coverage of advanced dissonance and chromaticism. It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions--linear and harmonic--at an early stage. The fourth edition now includes a chapter introducing species counterpoint and integrates that material into the rest of the text. A new Premium Website for students will provide interactive, guided exercises for new material covered in each unit and musical examples from the literature in both streaming and downloadable format. The Instructor Companion Site will include Guidelines for Instructors, a new instructor's manual written by Allen Cadwallader.

Features

  • Exercises included at the end of each unit have students undertake such creative assignments as writing short progressions of various types and harmonizing melodies with unfigured/figured bass lines.

  • Each unit includes ten to forty musical examples--brief excerpts that illustrate the specific harmonic and voice-leading techniques discussed at that point. The musical examples are drawn primarily from masterpieces of concert repertoire, but a few abstract pieces composed by the authors are also included.

  • Important points are summarized in boxes as needed throughout each unit to help students check the progress of their learning.

  • "Points for Review" at the end of each unit (before the exercises) offer brief, consecutively numbered summations of the key concepts covered in that unit.

About the Author

Edward Aldwell

Edward Aldwell received his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied piano with Adele Marcus. He studied theory and analysis privately with Carl Schachter and later with Ernst Oster. He has been a member of the Techniques of Music department at Mannes since 1969 and a member of the piano department since 1973. He has taught theory at The Curtis Institute of Music since 1971 and is currently Chairperson of the theory department. He has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States as well as in Israel, England and Germany, many of them devoted to the works of Bach. Recordings include both books of THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, GOLDBERG VARIATIONS and FRENCH SUITES OF BACH, as well as works of Hindemith and Fauré.

Carl Schachter

Carl Schachter has taught music theory and analysis at Mannes College since 1956. He has served as the Chair of the Techniques of Music Division, and he was Dean of the College from 1962 to 1966. In July 1996 he retired as Distinguished Professor of Music at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate School, where he had taught since 1971. Following his retirement from Queens College, he joined the faculty of The Juilliard School. He has lectured and taught in France, England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Holland, Mexico, and Australia as well as the U.S. and Canada.

Robert S. Nelson

Robert S. Nelson teaches music theory and composition at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. A composer in residence and music director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival for 17 seasons, he has also received numerous commissions for compositions and arrangements for the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE PRIMARY MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES.
1. Key, Scales, and Modes.
2. Intervals.
3. Rhythm and Meter.
4. Triads and Seventh Chords.
5. Introduction to Counterpoint.
6. Procedures of Four-Part Writing.
Part II: I-V-I AND ITS ELABORATIONS.
7. I, V, and V7.
8. I6, V6, VII6.
9. Inversions of V7.
10. Leading to V: IV, II, and II6.
11. The Cadential 6/4.
12. VI and IV6.
13. Supertonic and Subdominant Seventh Chords.
14. Other Uses of IV, IV6, and VI.
15. V as a Key Area.
16. III and VII.
Part III: 5/3, 6/3, AND 6/4 TECHNIQUES.
17. 5/3-Chord Techniques.
18. Diatonic Sequences.
19. 6/3-Chord Techniques.
20. 6/4-Chord Techniques.
Part IV: ELEMENTS OF FIGURATION.
21. Melodic Figuration.
22. Rhythmic Figuration.
Part V: DISSONANCE AND CHROMATICISM I.
23. Leading-Tone Seventh Chords.
24. Mixture.
25. Remaining Uses of Seventh Chords.
26. Applied V and VII.
27. Diatonic Modulation.
Part VI: DISSONANCE AND CHROMATICISM II.
28. Seventh Chords with Added Dissonance.
29. The Phrygian II (Neapolitan).
30. Augmented Sixth Chords.
31. Other Chromatic Chords.
32. Chromatic Voice-Leading Techniques.
33. Chromaticism in Larger Contexts.
Appendix I: Keyboard Progressions.
Appendix II: Score Reduction.
Appendix III: Explanatory Tables and Charts.
Index of Musical Examples.
Subject Index.

New to this edition

  • A new password-protected premium website for students includes interactive, guided exercises for material covered in the text and musical examples from the literature in both streaming and downloadable format.
  • Workbooks and CD sets will be available in print or on a password-protected site.
  • New Instructor Companion Site will include Guidelines for Instructors, an instructor's manual written by the text authors.
  • The text and musical examples have been thoroughly revised for increased clarity and accessibility.
  • Clearer visual presentation, increased clarity and consistency of terminology and symbols, and more guidance in the exercises increase the text's effectiveness.
  • A new chapter introduces species counterpoint, and the text integrates this material into subsequent units.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Premium Website, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 049581038X | ISBN-13: 9780495810384)

Designed to help you succeed in your music course, the premium website contains useful student resources including audio examples, guided exercises and other activities.

Workbook, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 1439083258 | ISBN-13: 9781439083253)

Provides material for homework assignments, classroom demonstrations, and periodic reviews. A generous assortment of excerpts from the literature for assignments in analysis. Volume I corresponds with the first half of the text.

Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439083320 | ISBN-13: 9781439083321)

This two-CD set contains performances of the excerpts from the literature in the text.

eBank Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439083312 | ISBN-13: 9781439083314)

Allen Cadwallader's manual Guidelines for Instructors advises instructors on how to make the best use of pedagogy in the book.

Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 1439083304 | ISBN-13: 9781439083307)

Provides material for homework assignments, classroom demonstrations, and periodic reviews. A generous assortment of excerpts from the literature for assignments in analysis. Volume II corresponds with the second half of the text.

Student Supplements

Premium Website, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495915769 | ISBN-13: 9780495915768)
Premium Website, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 049581038X | ISBN-13: 9780495810384)

Designed to help you succeed in your music course, the premium website contains useful student resources including audio examples, guided exercises and other activities.

Workbook, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 1439083258 | ISBN-13: 9781439083253)

Provides material for homework assignments, classroom demonstrations, and periodic reviews. A generous assortment of excerpts from the literature for assignments in analysis. Volume I corresponds with the first half of the text.

Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439083320 | ISBN-13: 9781439083321)

This two-CD set contains performances of the excerpts from the literature in the text.

Workbook, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 1439083304 | ISBN-13: 9781439083307)

Provides material for homework assignments, classroom demonstrations, and periodic reviews. A generous assortment of excerpts from the literature for assignments in analysis. Volume II corresponds with the second half of the text.