This course introduces students to strategies for style writing of common practice European art music. The issues of harmonic progression, voice leading, and texture are addressed in addition to relevant compositional concepts like repetition, variation, and elaboration. The course aims to offer a creative space even within the restrictions of stylistic emulation.
This single volume covers all the topics typically taught in a two-year music theory course. In addition to numerous self-tests and examples, musical illustrations with commentaries, coverage of late 19th and 20th-century developments and a companion workbook, this updated edition includes a cassette with many of the text's musical examples; new exercises, summaries and self-tests; and an expanded supplements package.