Theory of Harmony
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.
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schoenberg's rantings and judgments could be seen as outdated and arrogant in many ways, but he always puts the craft first - in this sense, the work is a true musician's book for musicians. i can't ...
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I've studied a lot of harmony before starting this one. What makes this book one of my top 3 books of all time is the philosophical discussions of everything, dissonance, consonance, progressions ... Read full review
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION I
THEORY OR SYSTEM OF PRESENTATION?
THE METHOD OF TEACHING HARMONY
THE MAJOR MODE AND THE DIATONIC
THE MINOR MODE
CONNECTION OF CHORDS THAT HAVE
FREER TREATMENT OF VII IN MAJOR
RHYTHM TAKT AND HARMONY
AT THE FRONTIERS OF TONALITY More about
MODULATION TO THE Ilnd Vth AND Vlth
XVn NONHARMONIC TONES
A FEW REMARKS CONCERNING NINTH
THE WHOLETONE SCALE AND RELATED
AESTHETIC EVALUATION OF CHORDS WITH
RELATIONSHIP TO THE MINOR SUB