AE Harmony and Voice Leading,
5th Edition

Edward Aldwell, Carl Schachter, Allen Cadwallader

ISBN-13: 9789814846318 | ISBN-10: 9814846317

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 720 pages

List Price USD $199.95


A clear and accessible volume spanning the entire theory course, HARMONY AND VOICE LEADING, 5th Edition, begins with coverage of basic concepts of theory and harmony and moves into coverage of advanced dissonance and chromaticism. It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions--linear and harmonic--at an early stage. In the fifth edition, starting with Unit 4, the upper- and lower-case system of Roman numeral analysis has been incorporated to facilitate students’ recognition of chord quality. In addition, Schenker’s notion of linear progressions--an important concept in later, more advanced work in tonal analysis--is informally introduced in Unit 11. Available with MindTap Music, which includes the ebook with audio examples, Guided Listening Exercises for many units, quizzing and PDFs of the workbook exercises.

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Edward Aldwell received his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied piano with Adele Marcus. He studied theory and analysis privately with Carl Schachter and later with Ernst Oster. He has been a member of the Techniques of Music department at Mannes since 1969 and a member of the piano department since 1973. He has taught theory at The Curtis Institute of Music since 1971 and is currently Chairperson of the theory department. He has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States as well as in Israel, England and Germany, many of them devoted to the works of Bach. Recordings include both books of THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, GOLDBERG VARIATIONS and FRENCH SUITES OF BACH, as well as works of Hindemith and Fauré.

Carl Schachter has taught music theory and analysis at Mannes College since 1956. He has served as the Chair of the Techniques of Music Division, and he was Dean of the College from 1962 to 1966. In July 1996 he retired as Distinguished Professor of Music at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate School, where he had taught since 1971. Following his retirement from Queens College, he joined the faculty of The Juilliard School. He has lectured and taught in France, England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Holland, Mexico, and Australia as well as the U.S. and Canada.

Allen Cadwallader is Professor of Music Theory at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he teaches counterpoint, tonal harmony, and Schenkerian analysis. He is editor of TRENDS IN SCHENKERIAN RESEARCH, ESSAYS FROM THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL SCHENKER SYMPOSIUM, ESSAYS FROM THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SCHENKER SYMPOSIUM, VOL. 1, and coauthor of ANALYSIS OF TONAL MUSIC: A SCHENKERIAN APPROACH (Oxford University Press). He has published articles on Schenkerian theory in JOURNAL OF MUSIC THEORY, MUSIC ANALYSIS, and MUSIC THEORY SPECTRUM, and has given lectures and workshops on Schenker’s work in England, France, Germany, and the United States.

  • Each unit includes 10 to 40 musical examples--brief excerpts that illustrate the specific harmonic and voice-leading techniques discussed at that point. The musical examples are drawn primarily from masterpieces of concert repertoire, but a few abstract pieces composed by the authors are also included.
  • A chapter introduces species counterpoint, and the text integrates this material into subsequent units.
  • "Points for Review" at the end of each unit--before the exercises--offer brief, consecutively numbered summations of the key concepts covered in that unit.
  • Exercises included at the end of each unit enable students to undertake such creative assignments as writing short progressions of various types and harmonizing melodies with unfigured/figured bass lines.
  • Important points are summarized in boxes as needed throughout each unit to help students check the progress of their learning.

Table of Contents

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1. Key, Scales, and Modes.
2. Intervals.
3. Rhythm and Meter.
4. Triads and Seventh Chords.
5. Introduction to Counterpoint.
6. Procedures of Four-Part Writing.
7. I, V, and V7.
8. I6, V6, vii6.
9. Inversions of V7.
10. Leading to V: IV, ii, and ii6.
11. The Cadential 6/4.
12. vi and IV6.
13. Supertonic and Subdominant Seventh Chords.
14. Other Uses of IV, IV6, and vi.
15. V as a Key Area.
16. III and VII.
Part III: 5/3, 6/3, AND 6/4 TECHNIQUES.
17. 5/3-Chord Techniques.
18. Diatonic Sequences.
19. 6/3-Chord Techniques.
20. 6/4-Chord Techniques.
21. Melodic Figuration.
22. Rhythmic Figuration.
23. Leading-Tone Seventh Chords.
24. Mixture.
25. Remaining Uses of Seventh Chords.
26. Applied V and VII.
27. Diatonic Modulation.
28. Seventh Chords with Added Dissonance.
29. The Phrygian II (Neapolitan).
30. Augmented Sixth Chords.
31. Other Chromatic Chords.
32. Chromatic Voice-Leading Techniques.
33. Chromaticism in Larger Contexts.
Appendix I: Keyboard Progressions.
Appendix II: Score Reduction.
Appendix III: Roman Numerals and Registers; Explanatory Tables and Charts.
Index of Musical Examples.
Subject Index.

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AE Harmony and Voice Leading

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