growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses. Harmony & Voice Leading by Aldwell, Schachter & Cadwallader. Edward Aldwell , Carl Schachter with Allen Cadwallader Schirmer, pp xvi + ISBN Edward Aldwell,. Carl Schachter. · Rating details · 70 ratings · 4 reviews. A comprehensive volume spanning the entire theory course, HARMONY AND.

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It was commonly encountered until the end of the Baroque, after which it more or less died out.

I had asked Gustave to compose a number of short passages that would explore and aldweell the chord usage and voice-leading described in shachter chapter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This emphasis on “bespoke” music is really one of the book’s strongest aspects.

While reading through, so far seems to be the most comprehensive book on tonal harmony I’ve seen Allie Jessing rated it did not like it Jun 21, I recomend this qnd the musician who is already farmiliar with music thoery. Davi rated it it was amazing Mar 20, This book is a step up from adwell kaftka book titled Tonal Harmony. Ben rated it really liked it Jul 25, Jul 26, Richard Pohl rated it really liked it Shelves: If you are looking for a single volume, that’s unpretentious and comprehensive, extremely well written and likely to accord with your understanding of the importance of harmony in musical history, this one can be recommended wholeheartedly.


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.

It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions–linear and harmonic–at an early stage.

Note that the b-natural in the bass of beat 3 is followed by a b-flat in the soprano of schachtdr 4.

Sometimes musical examples are less than a bar long — if and when that is enough to illustrate the musical point. Note that the following ii7 has been kept mixed: D, transposed to the key of C minor:. Ron Dinkins rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Ben rated it really liked it Jul 31, To make it truly unforgettable, change the opening chord from I to a I D A bassline of something like:. But can also learn the mechanics of the harmonic and voice-leading principles in situ. At each step, extracts from the works of familiar and some not so familiar composers underline, re-inforce but usually illuminate the relevant theory very well.

Classical Harmony – using Aldwell & Schachter’s “Harmony and Voice Leading”

This example demonstrates two points: The companion website has both streaming and downloadable mp3 files of all the musical example in the text, a variety of exercises and an electronic version of the student workbook. Bar 3, beat 1: Not necessarily — they are all good. W0lfgang M0zart rated it really liked it Jun 17, Aldwell asks why this exercise Ex.

Bar 2, beat 1: Applying that principle in this instance, we can use a vii6 instead of the ii6, to produce the progression: Hardcover3rd editionpages.


Harmony and Voice Leading

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Steven Riley rated it liked it Aug 13, Con Robinson rated it it was ok Mar 13, Here, the chromatic passing tone is fully harmonized, on the way to V6, in order to see how the chromatic passing tone can give rise to a mixed tonic triad.

Jun 26, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: Rather, how music from the common practice period works the ways it does in terms of harmony. It is aimed at students who want to “get better grades in the shortest time possible”. The material covered in the book is sufficiently comprehensive and well-enough set out to enhance the listening experience of many a Classical Net reader.

First, jumping back to a i anr the ii6 is a little awkward — having the ii6 proceed to a i6 might be more satisfying. Here the tenor can safely skip down from the D to the B natural. Be the first to ask a question about Harmony and Voice Leading.

And a very sane, practical, colorful, well-footnoted, sensitive and authoritative one. Jul 28, Jaime Mares rated it really liked it.