SOUND PATTERNS

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

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I

Moving from the Global Key

Chapter 20. Tonicizations
Chapter 21. Modulations
Chapter 22. Hybrid Areas

Introduction

7 + 5 = 12

Now that the basics of diatonic harmony (basically 7 pitches) have been presented, it is time to begin chromatic studies (the remaining 5 pitches). This is when music theory begins to become more complicated for some students. It is crucial for you to stay on top of this topic.


Links to other units in Sound Patterns
FUNDAMENTALS
BASIC RULES FOR SPECIES COUNTERPOINT
DIATONIC PROCEDURES I: Harmonic Dimensions
DIATONIC PROCEDURES II: Expanding the Phrase
DIATONIC PROCEDURES III: Substitutions
THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING
LARGER PERSPECTIVES
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES II: Modal Mixtures
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES III: Advanced Vocabulary
THREE ANALYSIS PROJECTS
MICROCOSMS: Musical Styles of the Twentieth Century

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