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[This] is a comprehensive volume that spans the entire harmony component of the music theory course. Starting with the basics of harmony and taking students through progressively more difficult material, this text helps readers make connections between the details and the broad, inclusive plan of a musical composition. Emphasizing the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, this text introduces large-scale progressions (both linear and harmonic) at an early stage. -Back cover. Read more... Primary materials and procedures: Key, scales, and modes; Intervals; Rhythm and meter; Triads and seventh chords; Procedures of four-part writing -- I-V-I and its elaborations: I, V, and V⁷; I⁶, and VII⁶; Inversions of V⁷ -- Leading to V: IV, II, and II⁶ -- VI and IV⁶; Supertonic and subdominant seventh chords; Other uses of IV, IV⁶, and VI; V as a key area -- III and VII -- Diatonic sequences -- Elements of figuration: Melodic figuration; Rhythmic figuration -- Dissonance and chromaticism I: Leading-tone seventh chords; Mixture; Remaining uses of seventh chords; Applied V and VII; Diatonic modulation -- Dissonance and chromaticism II: Seventh chords with added dissonance; Phrygian II (Neapolitan); Augmented sixth chords; Other chromatic chords; Chromatic voice-leading techniques; Chromaticism in larger contexts -- Appendixes: Keyboard progressions; Score reduction
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Edward Aldwell (January 30, 1938 in Portland, Oregon – May 28, 2006 in Valhalla, New York) was an American pianist, music theorist and pedagogue.
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