Rock tonality amplified : a theory of modality, harmonic function, and tonal hierarchy /

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Routledge,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (xii, 184 pages) : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01099205, (OCoLC)fst01152480, Analysis, appreciation., bisacsh, fast, MUSIC / General, MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock, MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory, Rock music, Tonality.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Position Finding -- Tonicization -- Harmonic Function -- Steady-Scale Systems -- Steady-Tonic Systems -- Other Approaches to Tonal Organization."Rock Tonality Amplified presents an in-depth exploration of rock tonality. Building on several decades of research, this book develops a comprehensive music theory designed to make sense of several essential components of tonality. Within, readers learn to locate the chords they hear through various methods, to understand and predict harmonic resolution tendencies, and to identify the functions of chords as they appear in musical contexts. Further, the book offers a conceptual framework to describe tonal relations that are played out through entire songs, allowing readers to recognize the features that contribute to tonal unity in songs and the ones that are employed to create musical drama. The book contributes to a wealth of methodologies in music theory, making it of broad interest to music scholars and students. Further, it balances speculative and practical approaches so that it has clear applications for analysis and pedagogy. It includes numerous musical figures and cites hundreds of songs from a wide variety of artists. Each chapter concludes with additional practice activities, allowing for easy adaptation to various pedagogical purposes"--Brett Clement is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Ball State University. His research focuses on repertoires that fuse elements of popular and classical music, including progressive rock and the music of Frank Zappa. His work has been published in Gamut, Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online, Music Analysis, Perspectives of New Music, and Journal of Music Theory.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 24, 2023).