A Concentrated Course in Traditional Harmony

With Emphasis on Exercises and a Minimum of Rules

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott

ISBN: 9780901938428

Category: Music

Page: 125

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Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remarkable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost any kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician.

Harmony Book

Author: Elliott Carter

Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.

ISBN: 9780825845949

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 4744

This comprehensive resource features more than 400 projections and colour illustrations augmented by MRI images for added detail to enhance the anatomy and positioning presentations.

The Inner World of Traditional Theory

Author: Michael Gerald Cunningham

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819175724

Category: Music

Page: 70

View: 3173

Intended for first and second year college music courses, graduate students needing a concentrated review, and Private Theory instruction, this is a Music Theory treatise in the form of a workbook. The greater part of traditional theory is formatted into a set of 25 lessons, offering new insight, sequences and overviews. This teaching tool is designed to teach the most information with a maximum overview and minimal effort in the smallest amount of time. This method of instruction takes into account the crowded schedules of vocal, instructional, composition, and various other majors. By studying Theory the student becomes prepared for eventual and continual contact with existing music literature.

A Theory of Harmony

Author: Ernst Levy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873959926

Category: Music

Page: 99

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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 theory of harmony. One of the major musical minds of the twentieth century, Ernst Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1895. His musical career spanned more than seven decades, from his first public piano performance at age six. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he lived here from 1941 to 1966, teaching at the New England Conservatory, the University of Chicago, Bennington College, the Massachusetts institute of Technology, and Brooklyn College. After his retirement, Levy returned to Switzerland where he continued to compose until his death in 1981. He was an enormously productive composer, with hundreds of works to his credit including symphonies, string quartets, songs in English, French, and German, and music for solo instruments and small ensembles. His piano recordings, particularly of the last Beethoven sonatas and the Liszt sonata, have become collectors’ items. He thought of himself as a successor to Reimann, immediately, and Rameau, more remotely.

Structural Functions of Harmony

Author: Arnold Schoenberg,Leonard Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393004786

Category: Music

Page: 203

View: 5333

This book is Schoenberg's last completed theoretical work and represents his final thoughts on the subject of classical and romantic harmony. The earlier chapters recapitulate in condensed form the principles laid down in his 'Theory of Harmony'; the later chapters break entirely new ground, for they analyze the system of key relationships within the structure of whole movements and affirm the principle of 'monotonality, ' showing how all modulations within a movement are merely deviations from, and not negations of, its main tonality.

Elementary Training for Musicians

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott & Company Limited


Category: Music

Page: 237

View: 3401

(Schott). Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician.


Author: Walter Piston

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393097283

Category: Music

Page: 235

View: 5218

Explores the contrapuntal element in significant works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for the music student who fully understands the composition of harmony

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

View: 2879

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner

A comprehensive drawing course

Author: Jim Dowdalls

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633224872

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 5100

Structured like a traditional drawing class, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner covers the concepts all serious beginning artists need in order to master basic drawing skills, including form, space, depth, proportion, composition, perspective, and more. To start the exploration, California State University art professor Jim Dowdalls demonstrates how to use the different types of drawing tools, including how to hold a pencil, how to use supports, and how to make a variety of marks and strokes. Artists will discover helpful information for understanding value and learning to create a value scale, as well as how to build value in their drawings using various techniques. Throughout this educational book, myriad step-by-step exercises and drawing projects encourage artists to put their newfound knowledge to use and practice the concepts and techniques demonstrated. With the skills and techniques they acquire in this comprehensive yet affordable drawing course, beginning artists will be ready to take their artwork to the next level. Filled with beautiful artwork that will inspire budding artists to continue to build and grow their craft, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner is the perfect place to start a mastery of fine art.

Comprehensive Aural Skills

A Flexible Approach to Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony

Author: Justin Merritt,David Castro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131740825X

Category: Music

Page: 396

View: 7146

Comprehensive Aural Skills is a complete suite of material for both performance and dictation, covering the wide range of sight singing and ear training skills required for undergraduate courses of study. It provides a series of instructional modules on rhythm, melody, and harmony, and blends musical examples from the common-practice repertory with original examples composed to specifically address particular skills and concepts. Each module includes material for classroom performance, self-directed study, and homework assignments. Features A complete suite of aural skills material: Comprehensive Aural Skills is a combined sight singing and ear training textbook, audio, and companion website package. Fully modular, customizable organization: Instructors can choose freely from the set of exercises in the book and supplemental material on the companion website to appropriately tailor the curriculum based on their students’ needs. Engaging and idiomatic musical examples: Examples are selected and composed specifically for the didactic context of an aural skills classroom. Dictation exercises for practice and assignment: Practice exercises include an answer key so students can work independently and receive immediate feedback, while homework assignments are given without a key. Audio examples for dictation: The website hosts live recordings of acoustic instruments performed by professional musicians for each dictation exercise and homework assignment. Supplemental Materials for Instructors: A wealth of material for class use and assignment can be found on the companion website. Teachers Guide: The guide includes answers for every homework assignment, brief commentary on each module’s content, tips for integrating written theory, and strategies on how to effectively teach new concepts and skills. The companion website for Comprehensive Aural Skills includes a wealth of additional examples in all areas of aural skills and at every level of difficulty represented in the text. Students have access to additional dictation examples with recordings and answer keys, allowing them to directly reinforce their classroom experience and practice dictation on their own time.

Paul Hindemith

A Guide to Research

Author: Stephen Luttmann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415937030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 429

View: 5477

Paul Hindemith never accepted the complete engagement with social issues suggested in the writings of Brecht, but he developed many of his ideas regarding the place of an artist in the thirties and forties, his music eventually gaining official disapproval. His strong opinions about musical composition make him a particularly interesting subject and this research guide will provide a complete bibliography of works to guide the scholar and student.

Sculpting in Time

Reflections on the Cinema

Author: Andrey Tarkovsky,Kitty Hunter-Blair

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292776241

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 9358

A director reveals the original inspirations for his films, their history, his methods of work, and the problems of visual creativity

Political Order in Changing Societies

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300116205

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 811

This now classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is an enduring contribution to modern political analysis. The foreword by Fukuyama assesses Huntingdon's achievement.