Elementary Harmony: Theory and Practice

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Music - 468 pages
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The Fifth Edition of Robert Ottman's Elementary Harmony continues to present a thorough introduction to harmony with continuous step-by-step development and review of concepts and skills. Changes throughout simplify instructor presentations and effect rapid student assimilation of subject matter. Book jacket.

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I had the privilege of being in Dr. Ottman's Advanced harmony class at NTSU back in the 1970's. He was probably the most demanding professor I ever encountered.

Contents

Beaming notes for rhythmic clarity 52 Triplets duplets and quadruplets 53 Rhythmic
55
The cadence 59 The cadence in relation to form 60 Harmony at the cadence major
63
Cadences incorporating dominant harmony 66 The cadence in minor keys 70 Spelling
72
The Picardy third and the empty fifth 74 Cadences in a melodic
79
Conventional procedures 85 Writing a single triad 85 The connection of repeated
97
The Subdominant Triad
107
Spelling the subdominant triad 107 Plagal cadences 108 IV or iv in other
126
The Melodic Line I
133
Characteristics of the supertonic seventh chord 284 Intervals in the V7 chord 292
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Root movement by seconds the deceptive cadence 299 The viiiiIV progression
303
Inversions of the submediant and mediant triads 305 Writing the submediant and mediant
319
Melodic extensions 320 The phrase group and the double period 324 Extension
331
Tempo Harmonic rhythm Differentiating chord tones and nonharmonic tones
339
and VII Triads the Phrygian Cadence
347
Writing the v and VII triads in a minor key 356 Writing the Phrygian cadence
358
Keyboard harmony
364

The phrase The period Repetition and sequence
142
The sixth and seventh scale steps
154
The Triad in Inversion
169
Harmonic Progression The LeadingTone Triad and
205
Nonharmonic Tones I
236
Relaxing partwriting procedures to heighten melodic interest
245
Other nonharmonic tones
261
Retardation Anticipation Appoggiatura Escaped tone Successive neighbor tones Pedal
270
The Dominant Seventh and Supertonic Seventh Chords
278
Roots down a fifth and up a fourth 368 Sequence Roots up a fifth and down
383
Secondary Dominant Chords Elementary Modulation
385
The deceptive progression 393 Secondary dominant chords in the harmonic sequence
394
The VV at the cadence 396 Modulation 398 Return to the original key 401 Modulation
417
Instrumentation
423
The Medieval Modes
433
Index of Compositions
461
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