SOUND PATTERNS

A Structural Examination of Tonality, Vocabulary, Texture,
Sonorities, and Time Organization in Western Art Music

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

Table of Contents


SEMESTER I

FOREWORD

FUNDAMENTALS

BASIC RULES FOR SPECIES COUNTERPOINT

DIATONIC PROCEDURES I: Harmonic Dimensions

SEMESTER III

LARGER PERSPECTIVES

CHROMATIC PROCEDURES II: Modal Mixtures

CHROMATIC PROCEDURES III: Advanced Vocabulary

THREE ANALYSIS PROJECTS

SEMESTER II

DIATONIC PROCEDURES II: Expanding the Phrase

DIATONIC PROCEDURES III: Substitutions

CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I: Moving from the Global Key

THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING

INTERSESSION PROJECTS

SEMESTER IV

MICROCOSMS: Musical Styles of the Twentieth Century

APPENDICES

  1. Basic Principles of Music Notation
  2. Structural Analysis of Music Redux
  3. Composing Music
  4. Dynamics
  5. Non-traditional Scales
  6. World Music
  7. Popular Music
  8. History of Music Theory

INDEX


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