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Workbook to Accompany The Complete Musician

Workbook 1: Writing and Analysis

Third Edition

Steven G. Laitz

Publication Date - June 2011

ISBN: 9780199742790

656 pages
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $72.95

Dedicated specifically to written and analytical activities


Reorganized for greater flexibility, the two workbooks that accompany The Complete Musician, Third Edition, feature an innovative structure and format. Workbook 1 is dedicated specifically to written and analytical activities. Between the two workbooks, there are nearly 2,000 recorded analytical and dictation examples and almost fifteen hours of recorded music, all of which is included in high-quality MP3 format.

* Accompanied by a CD (packaged FREE with the workbook) containing high-quality MP3 recordings of nearly all the music in the workbook
* Presents a variety of written and analytical activities including figured bass, melody harmonization, model composition, and analysis
* Includes more-focused and shorter assignments (each chapter is organized into discrete assignments, usually four assignments per chapter)
* Contains carefully graduated exercises, ranging from basic, introductory tasks, to more active writing exercises, and finally to creative compositional projects

About the Author(s)

Steven G. Laitz is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. He is also an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Chamber Music Department at Eastman. Dr. Laitz is the current editor of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Table of Contents

    1: Musical Space and Time
    2: Harnessing Space and Time: Introduction to Melody and Two-Voice Counterpoint
    3: Musical Density: Triads, Seventh Chords and Texture
    4: When Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm Converge
    5: Tonic and Dominant as Tonal Pillars and Introduction to Voice Leading
    6: The Impact of Melody, Rhythm, and Meter on Harmony; Introduction to V7
    7: Contrapuntal Expansions of Tonic and Dominant: Six-Three Chords
    8: More Contrapuntal Expansions: Inversions of V7, and Leading-Tone Seventh Chords
    9: The Pre-Dominant Function and the Phrase Model
    10: Accented and Chromatic Dissonances
    11: Six-Four Chords, the Subdominant, and Summary of Contrapuntal Expansions
    12: The Pre-Dominant Refines the Phrase Model
    13: The Submediant: A New Diatonic Harmony, and Further Extensions of the Phrase Model
    14: The Mediant, the Back-Relating Dominant, and a Synthesis of Diatonic Harmonic Relationships
    15: The Period
    16: Other Small Musical Structures: Sentences, Double Periods, and Asymmetrical Periods
    17: Harmonic Sequences
    18: Applied Chords
    19: Tonicization and Modulation
    20: Binary Form and Variations
    21: Modal Mixture
    22: Expansion of Modal Mixture Harmonies: Chromatic Modulation and the German Lied
    23: The Neapolitan Chord (bII)
    24: The Augmented Sixth Chord
    25: Ternary Form
    26: Rondo
    27: Sonata Form
    28: New Harmonic Tendencies
    29: The Rise of Symmetrical Harmony in Tonal Music
    30: Melodic and Harmonic Symmetry Combine: Chromatic Sequences
    31: At Tonality's Edge
    Appendix 1: Fundamentals
    a. The Pitch Realm
    b. Pulse, Rhythm, and Meter
    c. Intervals
    d. Triads, Inversions, Figured Bass, and Harmonic Analysis
    e. Seventh Chords and Harmonic Analysis
    Appendix 2: Invertible Counterpoint, Compound Melody, and Implied Harmonies
    Appendix 3: The Motive
    Appendix 4: Additional Harmonic Sequence Topics
    Appendix 6: Selected Answers to Textbook Exercises

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