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The Sense of Music - Victor Zuckerkandl

Paperback Published: 21st November 1967
ISBN: 9780691027005
Number Of Pages: 300

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This book is addressed to the listener whose enjoyment of music is filled with questions and whose curiosity makes him eager to grasp the sense of music, despite a lack of theoretical training. Unlike the usual listener's guide, which begins with a discussion of the elementary materials of music, this book starts with the elementary experiences of listening.

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"The teachings of Heinrich Schenker, the Gestalt theory, and the thorough knowledge of the world of sound provide the general framework for this excellent listeners' introduction to the structure and order of music. The author ... begins with no more than the bare bones of the listening experience (the willing, listening ear concentrating on the single, successive, and organized sounds which it can learn to interpret as music) but builds up his case rapidly, logically, and rigorously."--Catharine K. Miller, Library Journal "This is a highly valuable book, one which should be widely read, not only by music lovers whose relation to music consists mainly in listening to records and radio, but even by the not-too-advanced student who has had some theoretical training..."--Ernst Oster, Journal of Music Theory "Anyone who has taught a music course for general college students (as music appreciation, introduction to music, or part of a humanities core) will find this a fascinating and helpful book."--Music Educators Journal

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 3
Melodyp. 11
Tone and Pitchp. 13
Selection of Tonesp. 16
Dynamic Qualityp. 18
1 2 3 4 5p. 20
The Oscilloscopep. 21
The Octavep. 23
The Scalep. 25
Whole and Half Tonesp. 28
The Diatonic Order. The Modesp. 30
Minorp. 34
Declaring the Centerp. 36
The Making of Melodyp. 38
Background and Foregroundp. 40
The Center Movesp. 44
Sharps and Flatsp. 48
Key and Signaturep. 51
Tonalityp. 52
Key Relationsp. 56
Three Types of Chromatic Tonesp. 60
Move of Center Without Chromatic Tonesp. 62
Intervalsp. 64
Tone and Numberp. 67
Acoustics--Greek and Modernp. 70
The Irreconcilablesp. 73
Equal Temperamentp. 75
Meanings of Intervalsp. 77
Texture and Structurep. 80
Arrow and Circlep. 83
A-B-Ap. 85
A-B-A-B-Ap. 88
Fast-Slow-Fastp. 90
Repetition without Symmetryp. 92
Other Chain Formsp. 94
Circle and Chain Combinedp. 96
Meter and Rhythmp. 98
The Beatp. 99
The Barp. 104
The Forming of Groupsp. 108
The Time Wavep. 114
The Interplay of Tone and Timep. 119
Phrasep. 130
Polyphonyp. 137
The Second Dimensionp. 139
Individuality of Partsp. 141
Infinite Motionp. 144
Haydn's Emperor Quartet, 2nd Movementp. 147
A Lesson in Polyphonyp. 150
Consonance and Dissonancep. 151
The Control of the Dissonancep. 154
Consonance without Restp. 163
J. S. Bach, Two-part Invention, No. 1, in C Majorp. 165
Two-part in D Majorp. 168
Two-part in F Majorp. 168
Two-part in F Minorp. 169
Three-part in C Majorp. 169
Three-part in G Minorp. 170
Harmonyp. 171
The Chordp. 173
Triads, Seventh Chords, Deviationsp. 179
Unfolding of Chordsp. 184
Harmonic Degreesp. 186
The Scale of Harmonic Degreesp. 191
The Dominant Chordp. 195
The I ... V-Ip. 200
Functional Levelsp. 203
Change of Centerp. 205
The New Image of Tonalityp. 211
Melody and Harmonyp. 218
Harmony Interprets Melodyp. 222
Non-harmonic Tonesp. 234
Epiloguep. 243
Indexp. 247
Section of Scoresp. 1
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ISBN: 9780691027005
ISBN-10: 0691027005
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 21st November 1967
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.32  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.49