Techniques and materials of tonal music: with an introduction to twentieth-century techniques

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Houghton Mifflin Co., Jan 1, 1979 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 268 pages
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Contents

Triads in Root Position
29
Connection of Tonic and Dominant Triads
35
Connection of Tonic and Subdominant
46
Tonic Subdominant and Dominant Triads
55
Chromatic Materials
109
TwentiethCentury Materials
151
Tertian Harmony
160
The Diatonic Church Modes
166
Guidelines for Doubling in Strict Fourpart Writing
204
Checklist for Partwriting
205
Chord Functions in Tonal Music
206
Figuredbass Symbols
208
Procedure for Harmonizing a Figured Bass
210
Procedure for Harmonizing a Melody
212
Models for Expansion and Elaboration
216
Cadence and Phrase Structure
218

Exotic Artificial Synthetic Scales
170
Pandiatonicism and Additive Harmony
174
Quartal and Secondal Harmony
177
Polyharmony and Polytonality
180
Intervals in Twentiethcentury Music
184
Twelvetone Serialism
187
Additional Contemporary Procedures
190
Reference Materials
193
Musical Calligraphy
195
The Overtone Series
197
Nonharmonic Nonchord Tones
198
Relative and Linear Motion
201
Guidelines for Voice Leading in Strict Four part Writing
202
Typical Phrase Variants
219
The Motive
221
The Sequence
226
Textures
231
An Introduction to Tonal Melody
235
An Introduction to Tonal Counterpoint
240
Small Song Forms
249
Checklist for Analysis
253
Composition Checklist
258
Instrumental Ranges and Transpositions
260
Bibliography
262
Index
265
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About the author (1979)

Tom Benjamin teaches theory and composition at the Peabody Conservatory of The John Hopkins University. He has composed works for all media including concertos for violin, piano and viola, symphonies, oratorios, cantatas, six operas and a great deal of choral and chamber music. Over 60 of his works have been commercially published and several have been commercially recorded.

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