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Advanced Harmony: Theory & Practiceby Robert W. Ottman
Synopses & Reviews
Advanced Harmony: Theory and Practice presents a systematic study of the principles of harmonic composition as developed by the composers of the 17th to the 19th centuries. The text applies an incremental learning approach to the academic aspect of music and applies newly acquired knowledge to the writing of music. Covers topics such as modulation, triads, chords, the 19th century, the 20th century, melody, rhythm, harmony, various composes, and more. For musicians just starting out, or for anyone interested in learning more about music theory.
Table of Contents
2. Diminished Triads and Seventh Chords, Including Secondary Leading-Tone Functions.
3. Modulation with Diminished Seventh Chords.
4. Binary and Ternary Forms.
5. Application of Part-Writing Procedures to Instrumental Music.
6. Diatonic Seventh Chords.
7. Chromatic Chords: Modal Mixture; the Neapolitan Sixth; the Augmented Triad.
8. Augmented Sixth Chords.
9. Augmented Sixth Chords: Modulation and Other Uses.
10. Chords of the Ninth, the Eleventh, and the Thirteenth.
11. Chords and Progressions in Special Situations.
12. The Close of the Nineteenth Century—The Beginning of New Directions.
13. Debussy and Impressionism.
14. After Debussy: An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music.
15. Twentieth-Century Music: Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony.
16. Serial Composition and Later Twentieth-Century Processes.
Appendix A. The Essentials of Part: Writing, Conventional Procedures.
Appendix B. Instrumentation: Ranges, Clefs, Transposition.
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