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Elements of Music : Concepts and Applications, Volume II-text Only (2ND 96 Edition)


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The Elements of Music, Concepts and Applications, Volume 2, is part of a comprehensive learning program for 2-year music theory courses. The text is distinguished by an attention to detail that makes learning--and teaching--easier. Abundant musical examples throughout the text immediately reinforce theoretical concepts, giving students a command of essential compositional and analytical skills, including a strong grounding in four-part writing and an understanding of musical style through comprehensive analysis. Built-in pedagogical aids assist the student, while the extensive Instructor's Manual saves time for the teacher.

The second edition includes a greater emphasis on comprehensive analysis along with more thorough coverage of 4-part voice leading, harmony, large scale melodic and harmonic relationships, and 20th Century music

The Elements of Music works particularly well with The Analytical Anthology of Music (0070654565), also by Turek. Also available for separate purchase are a companion student workbook (007065493X), audio CD (0070655251) and Elements of Music, Concepts and Applications, Volume 1 (0070654743).

About the Author

Ralph Turek holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College — Conservatory of Music. He has held teaching posts at George Mason University, the University of Maryland, and The University of Akron, where he is Professor of Music Composition and Coordinator of Graduate Studies. He is the author of The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications and of Analytical Anthology of Music, both published by McGraw-Hill.

In Theory for Today's Musician, the author brings to bear insights and pedagogy acquired over a long career of teaching music theory, analysis, and composition informed by a background in jazz and arranging; as well as other experience that includes program annotation and fiction writing. The result is a textbook unique in style, tone, and relevance to todays practicing musician and music educator.

Table of Contents

Unit One: Eighteenth-Century Contrapuntal, Harmonic, and Formal Techniques

Chapter 1 Eighteenth-Century Contrapuntal Techniques and Forms: The Invention and Fugue

Part One: The Invention

Part Two: The Fugue

Chapter 2 Eighteenth-Century Classical Style: A Profile

Chapter 3 Eighteenth-Century Variation Techniques

Part One: Variations in the Baroque Era

Part Two: Variations in the Classical Style

Chapter 4 The Neapolitan Sixth and Augmented Sixth Chords

Part One: The Neapolitan Sixth Chord

Part Two: The Augmented Sixth Chords

Chapter 5 Mode Mixture and Chromatic-Third Relationships

Part One: Mode Mixture

Part Two: Chromatic-Third Relationships

Chapter 6 Modulation

Part One: Recognizing Tonal Changes

Part Two: Methods of Modulating

Chapter 7 Compund Ternary Form

Chapter 8 Sonata Form

Part One: Descriptive Sonata Form

Part Two: Analysis of Haydn's Piano Sonata, H. XVI:49 ("Gennzinger")

Chapter 9 The Rondo

Part One: Description of the Rondo Form

Part Two: The Five-Part Rondo

Part Three: The Seven-Part Rondo

Unit Two: Nineteenth-Century Chromatic Practices

Chapter 10 Enharmonic Use of Chords

Part One: The Enharmonic German Sixth Chord

Part Two: The Enharmonic Diminished Seventh Chord

Chapter 11 Expanded Tonicization and Harmonic Sequence

Part One: Expanded Tonicization

Part Two: Harmonic Sequence

Chapter 12 Linear Harmonies

Part One: Altered Dominants

Part Two: Chord Mutation

Part Three: The Embellishing Diminished Seventh Chord

Part Four: The Dominant Ninth and Dominant Thirteenth Chords

Part Five: Prolongued and Simultaneous Nonharmonicism

Chapter 13 The Solo Song

Unit Three: Twentieth Century Techniques

Chapter 14 New Musical Resources at the Turn of the Century

Part One: Analysis of Debussy's "Pour le Piano" (Sarabande)

Part Two: New Pitch Bases

Part Three: Harmonic Structures and Techniques

Chapter 15 Early Twentieth-Century Tonal Music

Part One: Harmonies

Part Two: Tonal Methods

Part Three: Rhythmic Methods

Part Four: Formal Process

Chapter 16 Stravinsky, Bartok, and Messiaen

Part One: "Le Sacre du Printemps" (Introduction to Part Two, mm. 1-41)

Part Two: "Mikrokosmos, Volume V" ("Boating")

Part Three: "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" (I and VI)

Chapter 17 Intervallic Organization

Part One: Atonality

Part Two: Webern: "Funf Satze fur Streichquartett" (III)

Chapter 18 Serial Procedures

Part One: The Twelve-Tone Method

Part Two: Schoenberg: "Suite for Piano, Op. 25" (Trio)

Part Three: Other Serial Procedures

Chapter 19 Recent Musical Developments

Part One: Indeterminacy

Part Two: New Industrial Sounds and Textures

Part Three: Electronic and Computer Music

Part Four: Minimalism

Part Five: Consolidation and Integration

Appendix 1 Voice Leading Guide

Appendix 2 Popular Music and Jazz

Appendix 3 Summary of Style

Glossary / Index

Product Details

Turek, Ralph
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Turek Ralph
Instruction & Study
Instruction & Study - General
Techniques,Harmonies,Chord,Fugue,Invention,Formal Techniques,Rondo,Applications,Dominant,Piano,Sonata Form,Chromatic-Third Relationships
Music-Theory and Composition
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Series Volume:
Concepts and Applica
Publication Date:
December 1995
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.87x9.05x.83 in. 1.76 lbs.

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