Analysis of tonal music : a Schenkerian approach /

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New York :, United States, p.xiv, 418 pages : (2020)



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Schenkerian analysis.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-414) and index.Introduction -- Melody and counterpoint -- Bass lines and harmonic structure -- Linear techniques -- Tonal structure -- Techniques of melodic prolongation -- Some basic elaborations of fundamental structures -- One-part forms -- Binary forms -- Ternary forms and rondo -- Sonata principle -- Some common tonal patterns and procedures -- Appendix: Introduction to graphic notation.The authors use specific, memorable compositions to explain structural principles. This approach teaches students how to think about, critically examine, understand, and perform great compositions of Western art music. Part 1 covers principles fundamental to the study of Schenkerian analysis and includes discussions of melody, counterpoint, bass-line structures, the imaginary continuo, linear techniques, and the essential properties of the Ursatz (fundamental structure). Part 2 presents complete compositions by formal category, beginning with one-part forms; proceeding through binary, ternary, and rondo forms; and concluding with the sonata principle. The book includes more than 200 analytical graphs, an appendix on graphic notation, and a bibliography.