A Guide to Musical Analysis
This extremely practical introduction to musical analysis explores the factors that give unity and coherence to musical masterpieces. Having first identified and explained the most important analytical methods, Nicholas Cook examines given compositions from the last two hundred years to show how different analytical procedures suit different types of music.
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Traditional methods of analysis
Psychological approaches to analysis
What does musical analysis tell us?
Worked examples of analysis
Song of Simeon
HI Some problem pieces
Suggeitions for further reading
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