Advanced Harmony: Theory and Practice

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9780130129550: Advanced Harmony: Theory and Practice

For undergraduate courses in Music Theory in departments of Music.

A companion text to Ottman's Elementary Harmony: Theory and Practice, 5/e, Advanced Harmony continues the course of instruction in basic music theory. Combined, these two volumes present a systematic study of the principles of harmonic composition as developed by the composers of the 17th to the 19th centuries. It takes the reader to a more complex level of materials—19th century through 20th century. The text applies an incremental learning approach to the academic aspect of music and applies newly acquired knowledge to the writing of music.

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From modulation to twentieth-century serial composition, this companion volume to ELEMENTARY HARMONY, Fifth Edition completes the study of eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century harmony. The text concludes first with a chapter on the music of Claude Debussy, serving as a transition to the final three chapters designed as an introduction to twentieth-century music.

Author Robert W. Ottman presents a wide variety of music examples from music literature and applies material learned to written and keyboard/harmony study programs. ADVANCED HARMONY, Fifth Edition also includes step-by-step suggestions for analysis of seemingly difficult harmonic problems and, in twentieth-century music, detailed instruction in the use and analysis of the twelve-tone method of music composition.

  • NEW-Extensive rewriting and reorganization of text materials designed to improve their clarity and to simplify their application to analysis and to writing projects.

  • NEW-Additional music examples, including compositions by women composers.

  • NEW-Additional exercises with bass line only given as each new harmonic study is presented.

  • NEW-Revised terminology in chapters on music form and on diminished seventh chords.

  • NEW-References to the Workbook where parallel assignments include given answers.

  • NEW-References to musical selections on an accompanying CD.

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