ºption. Harmony. &. Voice Leading. EDWARD ALDWELL. The Curtis Institute of Music. Mannes College of Music. CARL SCHACHTER. Mannes College of Music . Harmony and Voice Leading has 70 ratings and 4 reviews. Eric said: Simply the best Edward Aldwell,. Carl Schachter. · Rating details · 70 ratings · 4. growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses.

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Harmony and Voice Leading

Steven Riley rated it liked it Aug 13, The material covered in the book is sufficiently comprehensive and well-enough set out hqrmony enhance the listening experience of many a Classical Net reader.

It’s pleasingly evident that the material and the way its parts interrelate were in the forefront of the authors’ minds when they conceived of this voiec and not merely a way to build a “course” that would fit a homogenous college syllabus.

I never bought the workbook scahchter this was leaxing independent study. Home News Contacts Copyright. One of the book’s great strengths is its coverage of tonal structures in music such that we become more aware of how compositions work as they do across broader time and tonal spans… not just the minutiae of closely related chords and notes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And a very sane, practical, colorful, well-footnoted, sensitive and authoritative one.

Jun 26, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions–linear aewell harmonic–at an early stage. In fact, it’s hard to think of a book that deals more successfully with this subject matter for classical music lovers. Refresh and try again.

Allie Jessing rated it did not like it Jun 21, The experience of the authors enables them to predict areas that might cause difficulty and slow the pace; so they increase the illustrative examples accordingly to help. Gemma Mahadeo rated it really liked it Sep 30, Though, for all the book’s highly authoritative and academic tone and approach, it’s not a slog.


Very little is introduced and taught that doesn’t originate in music of the giants of the period… musical examples abound, two, three, four, sometimes more to every page, or well over Jul 28, Jaime Mares rated it really liked it.

Con Robinson rated it it was ok Mar 13, Bob rated it it was ok Jul 15, narmony Behrad Emami rated it really liked it Sep 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Colleen Mckenzie rated it really liked it Dec 22, This emphasis on “bespoke” music is really one of the book’s strongest aspects. Ben rated it really liked it Jul 25, Lists with This Book.

Joseph Pisano rated it liked it Aug 09, W0lfgang M0zart rated it really liked it Jun 17, David Julian rated it liked it Mar 06, It is unnecessarily verbose and complex. There are six main sections of between foice 80 and pages dealing with “The Primary Materials and Procedures”, I-V-I and its elaboration, more advanced chord techniques, figuration and dissonance and chromaticism, although the latter in particular doesn’t stray into atonality.

Books by Harmont Aldwell. Rather, how music from the common practice period works the ways it does in terms of harmony. This is not an “ordinary” theory textbook. It deals extensively and exhaustively with the basic musical theory adwsll to understand harmony; more advanced topics are then covered, such as dissonance and chromaticism as part of a wider discussion of voice-leading.

Classical Net Review – Aldwell/Schachter/Cadwallader – Harmony & Voice Leading

Open Preview See a Problem? As is the very notion of breaking the totality of the material into such nicely-planned and clearly-numbered Units and Sections. It deals with much more than the relationships expressed schachger harmonic, and even melodic, intervals.


It does much to explain why and how harmony works in the way it does making its points with compositions from Tallis’ Canon to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Leaxing the first to ask a question about Harmony and Voice Leading. The first three Units of the book are designed to be taught sequentially, but instructors have the flexibility to teach the latter units in any combination and order they choose.

Harmony and voice leading. Edward Aldwell, Carl Schachter – Details – Trove

Instead of recapitulating the development of tonal harmony in the guise of pedagogy, they start with the Schenkerian basic relationship of the dominant to the tonic and spiral outward in ever increasing complex relationships.

It seems that several previous sets of errors have been ironed out in the edition. There are plenty of exercises on the accompanying website, and footnotes etc where additional explanation or illustration would be obtrusive in the body of the text.

Diego rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Hendrik Kits Van Heyningen rated it liked it Mar 22, I recomend this to the musician who is already farmiliar with music thoery.

Thanks for telling us about hxrmony problem. Reference forward and backward “…As we saw in Unit 2, Section 5…” are helpful. No trivia or quizzes yet.