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Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

ISBN/ASIN: 0131898906,9780131898905 | 2004 | English | pdf | 288/142 pages | 46.6 Mb
Publisher: Pearson | Author: Joseph N. Straus | Edition: 3

Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music—through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing—this book provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the “classical” pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern. This book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Chapter topics include basic concepts and definitions; pitch-class sets; centricity, referential collections, and triadic post-tonality; basic twelve-tone operations; and more twelve-tone topics. Musicians and enthusiasts looking to explore advanced topics in music theory and analysis.

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

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