In this introduction to natural-base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure. A Theory of Harmony is a highly original explanation of the harmonic language of the last few centuries, showing the way toward an understanding of diverse styles of music. Basic harmony texts exist, but none supply help to students seeking threads of logic in the field. In a text abundantly illustrated with musical examples, Levy makes clear the few principles that illuminate the natural forces in harmony. He shows that general principles can be successfully extracted from the wealth of examples. This book actually provides a t...
The authors have presented and interpreted Johannes Kepler's Latin text to English readers by putting it into the kind of clear but earnest language they suppose Kepler would have used if he had been writing today.
This book will come as a joy, a revelation, a warm reassurance. From this one book one might well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. Some will accuse Schoenberg of not concentrating on the topic at hand, but such an accusation, though well-founded, would miss the point of Theory of Harmony, because the heart and soul of the book is to be found in his vivid and penetrating digressions. They are the fascinating reflections of a great and humane musician who was a born writer as well. - from the book.
An in-depth look at the applications of music theory for the bass guitar. This music instruction manual focuses on chord structures and increasingly complex harmonies. Music theory is a tool of creativity. This book is designed to unlock the mysteries of harmony for direct application to the bass guitar. Allowing the bassist greater freedom of melodic expression. Easy to understand with extensive diagrams. There are eight sections of this book. They are Music Theory, Triad Chords, Dominant 7th Chords, The Cadences, 7th chord types, The 6th Chords & Sus Chords, Extended Harmony, And Altered chords.
There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting the perspectives of Africans themselves take center stage. Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day—using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey...
"Hideaki Chijiiwa has compiled this exciting guide for use by graphic designers, fashion and interior designers, artists-and indeed all who require to choose combinations of colors for creative effect. While the central section (pages 44 to 121) consists of a very extensive range of different color combinations to make choices from, Color Harmony is in fact very much more than this. The delightful presentation from page 1 on provides a subtle introduction to color theory right through to the useful color cards of all the basic colors used for the guide."--COVER BOOK.
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
(Musicians Institute Press). This book is a step-by-step guide to MI's well-known Harmony and Theory class. It includes complete lessons and analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures; transposition, chord inversions, key centers; harmonizing the major and minor scales; and more!