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Comprehensive Musical Analysis - John D. White

Comprehensive Musical Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780810845602
Number Of Pages: 314

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Now available in paperback! Evolved from the author's widely used book, The Analysis of Music (Prentice-Hall, 1975; 2nd. ed. Scarecrow Press, 1984), Comprehensive Music Analysis is a guide for acquiring the tools of musical analysis, skills which are essential to every serious musician and musical scholar. The new volume presents material on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear analysis and additional material on set theoretical analysis. White's theoretical writing is characterized by logic of methodology, clarity of organization, and lucidity of prose. It should be eagerly received by theorists seeking a comprehensive view of current methodology. White's approach to current theoretical dogma is not uncritical. As Gerald Warfield (General Editor of the recent English translation of Schenker's Der Freie Satz) says in his Preface to White's new book, ..".we begin to glimpse a powerful tool which does not exist in any single school of theory or musicology, but which draws upon any and all nethodologies as required by the analyst. The opinions in this book are strong. Indeed, there is material which may disturb the dogmatic, yet the author's intentions are clear. White invites you to take your cue for analysis from the compositions themselves rather than from dogma." Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams, the book is more than a treatise on analysis, it is a valuable tool for the advanced student of music as well as the musical scholar.

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
The Purpose and Nature of Analysisp. 1
Stylistic Norms
The Nature of Analysis
Analysis of 20th-Century Music
The Basic Steps of Analysis
The Analytical Methodp. 20
The Musical Elements
The Generative Process
Microanalysis
Middle-Analysis
Macroanalysis
A Demonstration Analysis
Reductive Linear Analysisp. 37
Foreground
Verticalization and Octave Displacement
Middle-Ground
Background
Rationale of Reductive Graphics
Practical Usage
Substructural Units of Musicp. 62
Motives
Phrases and Cadences
Phrase Structure
Period and Phrase-Group Structure
Normative Structuresp. 90
Binary Form
Three Part Forms
Rondo Form
Sonata Form
Variants of Sonata Form
Concerto Patterns
Variation Forms
Contrapuntal Works
Melody and Rhythmp. 117
Range, Tessitura, and Profile
Scales and Intervals
Density
Melodic Pulse
Macrorhythm
Harmonyp. 138
Micro- and Middle-Analysis of Harmony
Harmonic Macroanalysis
Harmonic Rhythm
Harmonic Analysis of Twentieth-Century Musicp. 166
Post-Diatonic Tonal Structure
Twelve-Tone Analysis
Electronic Music
Set Theory
Counterpointp. 195
Early Polyphonic Practices
Analysis of Renaissance Polyphony
Tonal Counterpoint
Tonal Answers
Counterpoint in the Twentieth Century
The Element of Soundp. 232
Timbre
Dynamics
Texture
The Factors of Sound Combined
An Approach to Musical Sound in Analysisp. 257
Indices of Sound
Evaluation of Sound
Sample Analysis for Sound of a Twentieth-Century Work
Relevance
Synthesis and Evaluationp. 284
Appendixp. 295
Indexp. 297
About the Authorp. 305
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ISBN: 9780810845602
ISBN-10: 0810845601
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4

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