Harmony and Voice Leading has 70 ratings and 4 reviews. Eric said: Simply the best composition/analysis book I’ve ever found. Instead of recapitulating t. growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses. Harmony and Voice Leading by Edward Aldwell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Harmony and Voice Leading

Steven Riley rated it liked it Aug 13, It is aimed at students who want to “get better grades in the shortest time possible”. Sometimes musical examples are less than a bar long — if and when that is enough to illustrate the musical point.

And there are very few if any omissions of relevant material. Seventh Chords with Added Dissonance. It seems that several previous sets of errors have been ironed out in the edition.

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While reading through, so far seems to be the most comprehensive book on tonal harmony I’ve seen It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions-linear and harmonic-at an early stage.

Colleen Voie rated it really liked it Dec 22, David Julian rated it liked it Mar 06, Joseph Pisano rated it liked it Aug 09, In fact the topics are so well divided that you can almost dip in and out.


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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The CD set sold separately is a requirement. Harmony and Voice Leading. IVI and Its Elaborations. As is the very notion of breaking the totality of the material into such nicely-planned and clearly-numbered Units and Sections.

Kimberly rated it liked it May 11, Index vooice Musical Examples. Very little is introduced and taught that doesn’t originate in music of the giants of the period… musical examples abound, two, three, four, sometimes more to every page, or well over In fact, it’s hard to think of a book that deals more successfully with this subject matter for classical music lovers.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The style of exposition clear and yet personal. The Phrygian II Neapolitan.

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Review quote Part I: Contents The Primary Materials and Procedures. Carl Schachter has taught music theory and analysis at Mannes College since Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. Hardcover3rd editionpages. He has given leadkng and master classes throughout the United States as well as in Israel, England and Germany, many of them devoted to the works of Bach.


Allie Jessing rated it did not like it Jun 21, Edward Aldwell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied piano with Adele Marcus.

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The three authors Edward Aldwell died while this edition was in preparation aim is to offer a comprehensive course of study in harmony of the music of vojce eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

We znd appreciate directly not only how composers from Josquin to Wolf achieved what they did in this respect. Lists with This Book. V as a Key Area. Explanatory Tables and Charts. He has taught theory at The Curtis Institute of Music since and is currently Chairperson of the theory department.

Dissonance and Chromaticism II. There are six main sections of between about 80 and pages dealing with “The Primary Materials and Procedures”, I-V-I and its elaboration, more advanced chord techniques, figuration and dissonance and chromaticism, although the latter in particular doesn’t stray into atonality.

Harmony and Voice Leading. The Best Books of I, V, and V7.