Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2011

896 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199742783

Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (04)

Companion website

The Complete Musician

An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening

Third Edition

Steven G. Laitz

New to this Edition:

  • Revised with beginning students in mind, this edition contains more basic exercises as well as solutions to selected exercises in the text. Longer and more difficult exercises have been moved to the workbooks.
  • Streamlined and reorganized with fewer chapters (31, down from 37), the text presents the most commonly taught topics in sequence and moves less-common topics--such as invertible counterpoint, compound melody, and motive (covered in chapters 15, 16, and 23 of the previous edition)--to the appendices, where instructors may access them as their individual curriculum permits, or omit them altogether.
  • This edition offers a new presentation of fundamentals: the first three chapters provide a review and synthesis for students with experience in music fundamentals, and a 75-page appendix introduces key concepts for students with little or no experience. This allows instructors to choose the pacing that best suits their class and individual students.
  • Numerous musical examples include guiding annotations, with textural and structural reductions of more complex examples.
  • This edition presents more than 250 new literature excerpts and complete works for analysis and dictation, including new instrumental combinations.
  • New appendices offer further support: Appendix 5 covers terms and abbreviations used in the text and Appendix 6 includes selected answers to exercises in the text.

Also of Interest