ºption. Harmony. &. Voice Leading. EDWARD ALDWELL. The Curtis Institute of Music. Mannes College of Music. CARL SCHACHTER. Mannes College of Music . growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses. Edward Aldwell/Allen Cadwallader/Carl Schachter. View as Instructor. Product cover for Harmony and Voice Leading 5th Edition by Edward Aldwell/Allen.

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Harmony and Voice Leading

I imagine this would also be a great text for students of harmony as well. Early on, the authors effectively impress the importance of voice leading as a basis for harmony.

Rather, how music from the common practice period works the ways it does in terms of harmony. The best book I have found to explain the foundation of music theory. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. aldweell

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A new chapter introduces species counterpoint, and the text integrates this material into subsequent units. Showing of hadmony reviews.

Read more Read less. It’s pleasingly evident that the material and the way its parts interrelate were in the forefront of the authors’ minds when they conceived of this book; and not merely a way to build a “course” that would fit a homogenous college syllabus. It seems that several previous sets of errors have been ironed out in the edition. He has been a member of the Techniques of Music department at Mannes since and a member of the piano department since It deals with much more than the relationships expressed in harmonic, and even melodic, intervals.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It ahd much to explain why and how harmony works in the way it does making its points with compositions from Tallis’ Canon to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Would you like to aand us about a lower price? A new instructor’s companion site will include “Guidelines for Instructors,” an instructor’s manual written by Coice Cadwallader.


Some of the more complex topics, like suspensions, are rather convoluted. The primary strength of this book is the way in which it structures the theory curriculum. Mark aldwekl it really liked it Jul 31, Instead of recapitulating the development of tonal harmony in the guise of pedagogy, they start with the Schenkerian basic relationship of the dominant to the tonic and spiral outward in ever increasing complex relationships.

Jun 26, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: But don’t be put off by the marketing. Diego rated it leaving was amazing Oct 19, If you are required to take theory and this is your text for the course, stand by, you are in for a ride. No trivia or quizzes yet. In fact the topics are so well divided that you can almost dip in and out. Trivia About Harmony and Voice As is echachter very notion of breaking the totality of the material into such nicely-planned and clearly-numbered Units and Sections.

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The experience of the authors enables them to predict areas that might cause difficulty and slow the pace; so they increase the illustrative examples accordingly to help. I never bought the workbook as this was for independent study.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The authors consistently choose excellent examples, and their analysis is always first rate. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A barrier to learning for me, as the subject matter is difficult enough without having to deal with that quirk. One of the book’s great strengths is its coverage of tonal structures in music such that we become more aware of how compositions work as they do across broader time and tonal spans… not just the minutiae of closely related chords and notes.


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There are six main sections alrwell between about 80 and pages dealing with “The Primary Materials and Procedures”, I-V-I and its elaboration, more advanced chord techniques, figuration and aand and chromaticism, although the latter in particular doesn’t stray into atonality. The material covered in the book is sufficiently comprehensive and well-enough set out to enhance the listening experience of many a Classical Net reader. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Each chapter is a kind of bullet-point list, lending a kind of taxonomic organization to individual topics that can be hard to follow.

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Home News Contacts Copyright. The book also concerns the tonal aldwelk only with one rather rushed tangent on sixteenth century counterpoint ; there is no discussion of twentieth century music, such as you might find in many similar textbooks designed for the standard four-semester sequence. Music for Sight Singing 9th Edition. 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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