SOUND PATTERNS

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

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

CHROMATIC PROCEDURES III

Advanced Vocabulary

Chapter 35. Altered Dominance
Chapter 36. Chromatic Mediance
Chapter 37. Linear Chromaticism and Distant Keys

Introduction

Rara avis

This last set of chromatic materials are truly rarified. Returning to the bogus statistics reported in the previous unit, the materials of this unit may comprise less than 1% of the music of the Common Practice Period. They can seem complicated, convoluted, and occasionally creepy, but uncovering them can also be captivating.

Sorry for the alliteration.


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
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I: Moving from the Global Key
THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING
LARGER PERSPECTIVES
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES II: Modal Mixtures
THREE ANALYSIS PROJECTS
MICROCOSMS: Musical Styles of the Twentieth Century

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