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A Guide to Musical Analysis - Nicholas Cook

A Guide to Musical Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9780198165088
Number Of Pages: 384

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This extremely practical introduction to musical analysis explores the factors that give unity and coherence to musical masterpieces. Having first identified and explained the most important analytical methods, Nicholas Cook examines given compositions from the last two hundred years to show how different analytical procedures suit different types of music.

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`Its exposition of a variety of analytical methods is clear, unusually accurate, and persuasive' Jonathan Dunsby, The Times Educational Supplement `He has a gift for explaining the philosophy behind an analytical technique, the insights it gives us, the kinds of question it is able to answer and the problems exposed when it is misapplied' BWilliam Drabkin, The Musical Times `of interest both to the raw novice who is looking for a simple introduction to the subject and to the seasoned professional who wants a provocative critical assesment of contemporary methods ... carefully chosen and beautifully prepared music examples' Journal of Music Theory

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Analytical Methodsp. 5
Traditional Methods of Analysisp. 7
Schenkerian Analysisp. 27
Psychological Approaches to Analysisp. 67
Formal Approaches to Analysisp. 116
Techniques of Comparative Analysisp. 183
What Does Musical Analysis Tell Us?p. 215
Worked Examples of Analysisp. 235
Starting an Analysisp. 237
Analyzing Music in Sonata Formp. 260
Analyzing Serial Musicp. 294
Some Problem Piecesp. 335
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 372
Indexp. 374
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ISBN: 9780198165088
ISBN-10: 0198165080
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.2 x 21.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.52

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